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.)