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

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



Tuesday 28th May 1940



From: Devonport
To: Liverpool
At: Sea
Sick: Not recorded
Distance through water: -
Comments: -


00:55 - Sighted Smalls Light bearing 070°
03:20 - Encountered fog
03:40 - Fog cleared
04:05 - Speed increased to 17 knots. Started Zig zag No. 15.
06:15 - Encountered fog
06:20 - Decreased speed to 14 knots
06:40 - Altered course to 017°, speed 15 knots. Started fog signal
08:00 - Position: 53°08'N 005°19'W (estimated)
08:38 - Fog cleared. Destroyers took station astern.
09:34 - Altered course to 060°
10:32 - Sighted land bearing 127°
10:37 - Destroyer escort assumed Screening Diagram No. 3
10:50 - Speed 18 knots
11:02 - Exercise underwater damage
11:12 - Altered course to 095°
11:30 - Exercise abandon ship stations
12:00 - Position: 53°36'N 004°15'W (estimated)
12:45 - Altered course to port to avoid contact. "Wolverine" and "Witch" carried out depth charge attack.
12:54 - Course 095°
13:03 - Altered course to 110°
13:10 - Entered swept channel
13:12 - Altered course to 130°
13:18 - Altered course to 120°
13:25 - Reduced speed to 9 knots
13:28 - In paravanes. Lost by accident 1 paravane, part no. 641
13:37 - Increased speed to 18 knots
13:48 - Altered course to 105°
13:59 - Altered course to 095°
14:07 - Reduced speed to 15 knots
14:24 - Bar light vessel abeam to starboard, 0.5'. Course and speed as requisite for entering Mersey
15:06 - Passed Crosby light vessel
15:19 - Secured 2 tugs
15:37 - Slipped off Gladstone dock and turned as requisite for entering
16:20 - Entered and passed through lock
17:05 - Entered Gladstone graving dock
17:35 - Secured in dock
19:45 - Starboard Watch granted leave until 0715 hours the following morning. Chiefs and petty officers granted leave until 0730 hours the following morning.
21:00 - Rounds