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Searchable Database of Movements of H.M.S. Hood
Updated 07-Mar-2010

Use this page to search for details of where Hood was on any date or period. Detailed entries from the logs are only available for a certain months - mainly World War 2. Basic details about where the ship was are held for all of Hood's life from 1920 to 1941.

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Transcription of the Log of H.M.S. Hood



Monday 12th February 1940



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At: Sea
Sick: Not recorded
Distance through water: -
Comments: -


01:02 - Altered course to 150°. Speed 13 knots
05:30 - "Fame" and "Forester" rejoined
05:59 - Altered course to 080°
08:00 - Position: 62°02'N 000°57E (estimated)
11:00 - peed 12 knots
11:12 - Exercise completed
11:13 - Speed 16 knots
11:47 - Negative zig zag.
11:56 - Altered course to 200°
12:00 - Position: 62°12'N 002°50'E (estimated)
12:05 - Zig cag 15
12:53 - Altered course to 320° (contact)
13:01 - Altered course to 200°
13:10 - Zig zag No. 15
13:43 - Negative Zig zag
13:50 - Altered course to 340°
14:00 - Zig zag No. 15
17:00 - Assume 3rd degree of L.A. readiness. Position: 62°33'N 000%59E (observation)
17:33 - Negative Zig zag
17:40 - Speed 14 knots
17:45 - Exercise action stations
18:08 - Assume 3rd degree of L.A. readiness.
20:00 - 63°12.5'N 001°27'W