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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



Tuesday 13th February 1940



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At: Sea
Sick: Not recorded
Distance through water: -
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02:31 - Altered course to 200°
07:15 - Zig zag No. 15
07:19 - Speed 16 knots.
07:45 - Exercise night action stations
08:00 - Assume 4th degree of L.A. readiness. Position: 63°27'N 000°46'W (estimated)
09:20 - Negative zig zag
09:30 - Altered course to 230°. Open for inclination exercise. Course as requisite for inclination exercise
11:15 - Position: 62°45.5'N, 001°20'W (observation)
11:40 - Zig zag No. 15
11:41 - Altered course to 120° ("Firedrake" contact)
11:49 - Altered course to 200°
11:55 - Zig zag No. 15
12:00 - Position: 62°35.5'N 001°23'W (estimated)
12:30 - Assume 3rd degree of L.A. readiness
13:32 - Formed single line ahead
13:52 - 15" and 5.5" sub-calibre shoot on splash target
14:27 - Sighted "Faulknor", "Fortune" and "Foxhound" bearing 207°
14:33 - Sighted merchant ship bearing 190°
14:57 - Negative zig zag
15:02 - Ceased firing
15:07 - "Fury", "Foresight" and "Firedrake" proceeded to refuel
15:20 - Altered course to 330°
15:30 - Zig zag No. 15
17:20 - Position: 62°20.5'N, 002°19'W (observation)
17:30 - "Forester" detached
17:55 - Assume 3rd degree of L.A. readiness.
18:45 - Negative zig zag
18:52 - Speed 14 knots
20:00 - Position: 62°53'N 993°05'W (estimated)