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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



Monday 21st April 1941



From: Patrol at sea
To: Hvalfjord, Iceland
At: -
Sick: Not recorded
Distance through water: -
Comments: -


02:25 - Altered course [to] 302°. [Resumed] zig-zag no. 38.
04:30 - Assumed 3rd degree of readiness.
04:58 - Sighted Reykjanes Light bearing 310°.
06:10 - Altered course [to] 000°. [Commenced] zig-zag no. 10.
06:27 - Altered course [to] 020° to avoid trawler.
06:30 - Altered course [to] 000°. Negative zig-zag. Speed [decreased to] 18 knots.
07:03 - Altered course [to] 050°.
08:00 - Position 64° 09'N 021° 56'W (Estimated).
08:25 - Altered course [to] 030°.
08:26 - Speed [reduced to] 9 knots. In paravanes.
08:42 - [Speed at] 15 knots.
08:55 - Altered course [to] 050°. Course and speed as requisite for entering harbour. "Zulu" detached to R
09:29 - Passed Boom defense gate.
10:05 - Let go port anchor and came to 18 shackles in 13 fathoms.
10:50 - A.M.C. "Wolfe" entered harbour.
11:00 - Oiler "Athel Empress" secured alongside starboard side amindships.
11:30 - "Maori" and "Cossack" secured alongside starboard side of oiler. "Zulu" entered harbour.
13:30 - S.S. "Besham" entered harbour.
15:00 - "Maori" left harbour.
18:45 - Oiler "Athel Empress" cast off.
18:50 - "Cossack" alongside.
19:30 - "Maori" entered harbour.
19:45 - "Maori" secured alongside.
23:00 - A.M.C. "Wolfe" left harbour.