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Royal Navy Pilot Jock Moffat, Torpedo Crippled the Bismarck, Dies at 97

On May 27, 1941, the German battleship Bismarck had just sunk the pride of the Royal Navy, HMS Hood. As she was close to escaping into safe waters, Bismarck was attacked by a swarm of obsolete Fairey Swordfish biplanes launched from the carrier HMS … Continue reading

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HMS Hood’s Bell Rings Again, 75 Years After Being Sunk by the Bismark

On May 24, 1941, the battlecruiser HMS Hood  exploded after being struck by several shells from the German battleship Bismark during the Battle of Denmark Strait. The Hood sank within three minutes with the loss of 1,415 sailors, all but three of her crew; … Continue reading

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Lt-Cdr Bobby Lawson – Swordfish Pilot who Attacked the Bismark

It was a classic contest between David and Goliath.  On May 27, 1941, the German battleship Bismark had just sunk the pride of the Royal Navy, the HMS Hood. As she was close to escaping into safe waters, she was attacked … Continue reading

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