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HMS Hood Battlecruiser Model with Camouflage (1918 GB)

HMS Hood Battlecruiser Model with Camouflage
HMS Hood Battlecruiser Model with Camouflage
HMS Hood Battlecruiser Model with Camouflage
HMS Hood Battlecruiser Model with Camouflage
HMS Hood Battlecruiser Model with Camouflage
HMS Hood Battlecruiser Model with Camouflage
HMS Hood Battlecruiser Model with Camouflage
ADMIRALTY SHIP MODELS

HMS Hood Battlecruiser Model with Camouflage (1918 GB)

Size: 100 cm (L) x 29 cm (H)

SKU: 208
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£744.00
£744.00


HMS Hood Battlecruiser Model with Camouflage

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Dimensions:

Length: 39.37" (100 cm)
Width: 5.11" (13 cm)
Height: 11.41" (29 cm)

  • This HMS Hood battleship model with camouflage is handcrafted from hardwood with planks on frame construction.

  • The model of HMS Hood battleship is sold fully built and ready for display.

  • Supported by a solid wooden stand.

  • Not a kit.

  • Dispatched from Bristol or free Click & Collect.

Models are shipped via DHL and shipping costs are as follows:

UK mainland and Northern Ireland @ £10.50
The Scottish Highlands & Channel Islands @ £35.10
The USA @ please contact us

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INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY INCLUDING EUROPE:
Shipping cost doesn't include customs clearance, import taxes, duty or VAT. The buyer will be liable for payment of all import charges applicable in their respective country. Each country has a different tax rate. We advise buyers to check their government website for further information.

DELIVERY TO NORTHERN IRELAND:
There are no extra charges to be paid for deliveries to Northern Ireland.

HMS Hood was a battlecruiser of the Royal Navy that was commissioned in 1920. It was the last battlecruiser built for the Royal Navy and became one of the most famous and iconic warships of its time.

HMS Hood was laid down in 1916 at the John Brown & Company shipyards in Clydebank, Scotland. It was launched on August 22, 1918, and commissioned on May 15, 1920.

At the time of its completion, HMS Hood was the largest and most powerful warship in the world. It had a length of 860 feet (262 meters) and a displacement of over 42,000 tons. The ship was heavily armed with eight 15-inch (381 mm) guns in four twin turrets, making it a formidable opponent.

HMS Hood served as the flagship of the Royal Navy's Battle Cruiser Squadron during the interwar years. It participated in various naval exercises and deployments, showcasing the naval power of the British Empire.

During World War II, HMS Hood was involved in patrols and operations in the Atlantic and later in the Indian Ocean. It was notably part of the pursuit of the German battleship Bismarck in May 1941.

Unfortunately, HMS Hood met a tragic fate during the Battle of the Denmark Strait on May 24, 1941. The ship engaged the German battleship Bismarck and the cruiser Prinz Eugen. Hood was struck by a shell from Bismarck that penetrated its magazine, resulting in a catastrophic explosion. The ship sank within minutes, and out of a crew of over 1,400, only three survivors were rescued.

The loss of HMS Hood was a significant blow to the Royal Navy and the British public. It led to a re-evaluation of naval tactics and the vulnerability of large, heavily armed warships.

The sinking of HMS Hood remains one of the most iconic and tragic events in naval history and the ship's legacy endures through its historical significance and the memory of the lives lost during its final battle.

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