Hood at Speed

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Hood at Speed

Post by Shards » Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:46 pm

Don't know who here wants to see this, but I thought some would

https://twitter.com/simonharley/status/ ... 05312?s=19

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Re: Hood at Speed

Post by bru888 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:01 am

Looking at that bow wave, I am reminded of the phrase "bone in her teeth" but that was usually applied to destroyers by guys peering at them head-on in periscopes! Cool video, but I was a bit concerned at 0:19 when it looked like the ship from which it was filmed appeared to be leveling its guns at the Hood! :shock: :)
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Re: Hood at Speed

Post by GabeKnight » Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:44 am

Thanks!

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Re: Hood at Speed

Post by bru888 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:55 pm

Heh, according to Wikipedia (which I am about to request that they rename "Brupedia" in honor of how I seem to be living there these days and donating whenever they request), the top speed of the HMS Hood was 32 knots (59 km/h; 37 mph). Were you to drive that slowly on the Autobahn, you would be pulled over by the Autobahnpolizei as a traffic hazard! Yet, at sea and in those days, 32 knots was really tearing along.
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