2011

SZ3299 : HMS Hood memorial - St John's church, Boldre

taken 12 years ago, near to Boldre, Hampshire, England

HMS Hood memorial - St John's church, Boldre
HMS Hood memorial - St John's church, Boldre
A quiet corner set aside within the church dedicated as a memorial to the 1,416 officers and men who died on the battlecruiser HMS Hood. She was engaged by the German battleship Bismark off the south west corner of Iceland on 23 May 1941, and was crippled by a mortal salvo of fire from the German ship, and blew up, sinking within two minutes. There were only three survivors from the entire ship's company; among the casualties was Vice Admiral L.E.Holland CB, who along with his family were regular worshippers at St John's, Boldre.

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SZ3299, 97 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Mike Searle   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 24 November, 2011   (more nearby)
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Friday, 25 November, 2011
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 323 993 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:47.5529N 1:32.5268W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 323 993
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