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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



Sunday 23rd June 1940



From: Greenock
To: Gibraltar
At: Sea
Sick: Not recorded
Distance through water: -
Comments: -


00:48 - Altered course to 036°
00:51 - Altered course to 066°
01:02 - Altered course to 086°
01:10 - Started Zig zag No. 10
03:25 - Cape Spartel lighthouse bore 100°, Cape Trafalgar lighthouse bore 034°
05:09 - Altered course to 077°
05:15 - Started Zig zag No. 10
05:35 - Negative zig zag
05:40 - Resumed zig zag
06:00 - Negative zig zag
06:04 - Decreased speed to 12 knots
06:08 - Increased speed to 15 knots
06:13 - Increased speed to 18 knots
06:15 - Started Zig zag No. 10
06:27 - Altered course to 330°
06:36 - Started zig zag
06:48 - Negative zig zag
06:50 - Europa Point bore 287°
07:40 - Entered harbour
08:30 - Secured alongside No. 48 Berth, south mole
09:40 - Oiler "Zan Jotica" secured port side
11:00 - Hands to stand up church in port battery
16:00 - Port Watch hands fall in for provisioning
17:45 - "Douglas" entered harbour
20:10 - "Douglas" left harbour
21:00 - Rounds
23:30 - Oiler "Zan Jotica"?? cast off