HMS Hood

CNN asks: How did HMS Hood sink?

And I wondered:

Is it really necessary for Paul Allen to spend so much money on surveying the wreck?¬†Bismarck¬†dropped a shell into Hood’s aft powder magazine. Gunpowder doesn’t take kindly to such discourtesies. What’s to survey?

(It bothers me a little, all this seafloor grave-robbing. Surely there are better things to do with mega-yachts, remote-operated mini-subs and other high-tech whiz-bangery than disturbing the dead.)

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  1. Pat Post author

    I note with some amusement that CNN has changed its headline to the slightly less fatuous Hunt for answers in WWII mystery.

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