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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: 1941-01-13 to 1941-01-13

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Monday 13th January 1941 
  
At: Sea   

00:12 - Destroyers in Screening Diagram No. 3A.
00:38 - Altered course to 146°
00:51 - Duncansby Light abeam.
00:55 - Increased speed to 16½ knots.
01:05 - Commenced zig zag no. 15.
02:45 - Sighted "Curacao" bearing 136°.
04:32 - Sighted Kinnairds Head Light bearing 179°.
05:02 - Sighted Rattray Head Light bearing 165°.
05:33 - Sighted Buchan Ness Light bearing 181°.
06:08 - Negative zig zag.
06:19 - Altered course to 200°.
06:30 - Commenced zig zag no. 15.
08:00 - Position 57° 17.3' N 001° 55.2' W (fix).
08:13 - Negative zig zag.
08:30 - New sub contact.
08:33 - "Keppel" reported contact on starboard side. Altered course to 150° [difficult to discern].
08:34 - Altered course to 200°.
08:45 - Zig zag no. 15.
10:45 - Negative zig zag.
11:00 - Altered course to 195°.
11:05 - Commenced zig zag no. 15.
11:18 - Sighted Bell Rock bearing 224°.
11:28 - Increased speed to 17 knots.
11:48 - Bell Rock abeam.
11:51 - Negative zig zag.
12:00 - Position 56° 12.6' N 002° 23.3' W (fix).
12:05 - Zig zag no. 15.
12:30 - Negative zig zag.
12:40 - Altered course to 250°.
12:41 - Reduced speed to 14 knots.
12:45 - Ran into heavy mist. Reduced speed to 8 knots.
13:20 - Courses and speeds as requisite until identified by [illegible] May Island.
13:25 - In plus.
13:36 - Identification passed to May Island.
14:45 - Closed up Special Sea Dutymen.
14:59 - Passed Inchkeith Boom.
15:01 - Increased speed to 17 knots.
15:15 - Reduced speed to 12 knots.
15:22 - Passed Oxcar Gate. Courses and speeds as requisite for entering harbour.
15:40 - Passed under Forth Bridge.
16:00 - Secured to No. 14 buoy with 2 bridles.
16:10 - "Rodney" sailed.
17:30 - Oiler "War Afridi" secured alongside starboard side.
21:00 - Rounds.



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