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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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You searched for the following dates: 1940-02-23 to 1940-02-23

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Friday 23rd February 1940 
  
At: Sea   

05:02 - Altered course to 180°
05:30 - Zig zag No. 15, speed 16 knots
06:00 - Negative zig zag, speed 14 knots
06:30 - Zig zag No. 15
06:32 - Speed 16 knots
07:50 - "Firedrake" rejoined
08:00 - Assume 3rd degree of L.A. and H.A. readiness. Position 59°47'N 005°53'W (DF bearings)
08:50 - Sighted Rona bearing 187°
09:18 - North Rona bearing 184°, Sighted Suliske? Bearing 212°
09:47 - "Hardy" rejoins
10:00 - Altered course to 140°
10:16 - Altered course to 160°
10:25 - Altered course to 180°
10:30 - Zig zag No. 15
10:40 - "Hood" and "Rodney" H.A. firing
11:16 - Speed 17 knots
11:25 - Cease firing
11:32 - "Fury" detached
12:00 - Position 58°46'N 005°37'W (estimated)
13:40 - South Ear Lighthouse, bearing 136°, Ru Stoer bearing 123°
14:02 - Speed 12 knots, negative zig zag
14:13 - Speed 10 knots
14:36 - Altered course to 220°
14:39 - Speed 15 knots
15:08 - Speed 10 knots
15:12 - Streamed paravanes
15:14 - Speed 17 knots
15:20 - Escorting flying boat joined
16:16 - Altered course to 240°. Negative zig zag
16:24 - Altered course to 250°
16:51 - Altered course to 240°. Trodday Lighthouse abeam to port, 1.0'
17:15 - Zig zag No. 15
17:50 - Vaternish Lighthouse bearing 103½°, Melia Veg Head ??? bearing 195°
18:15 - Negative zig zag
18:17 - Altered course to 180°
18:30 - Zig zag No. 15
19:30 - Negative zig zag
19:35 - Altered course to 200°
19:45 - Zig zag No. 15
20:00 - Negative zig zag. Position 57°08.5'N 006°55'W (shore fix)
20:23 - Speed 15 knots
21:00 - Zig zag No. 15, speed 17 knots
21:51 - Over 100 fathoms (2151-2209)
22:00 - Changed to Zig zag No. 15 to starboard.
22:05 - Speed 15 knots
22:50 - ghted Skerryvore Lighthouse bearing 130°
23:32 - Altered course to 160°
23:45 - Sounded 50 fathoms bank



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