Mighty Hood's bell to be recovered

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by BONNACON, Jul 29, 2012.

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  1. "Wot with my sinuses?"

    Well out of range of almost anyone.

    Nice gesture, will provide a really fitting memorial.
     
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  2. Wasn't so mighty as it turned out. Nice to have her bell back though
     
  3. I take it the bell is a ships equivalent of 'colours'?
    If they manage to recover it, will probably mean more than a plaque or stone.
     
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  4. hmm if it survived the destruction, if it did, why aren't ships built from the same stuff?
     
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  5. as someone who has a grandad on it,,it feel it should be left alone.. nan bishop will be spinning,, she never got to know he had been killed till 1947.
     
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  6. So are you saying airliners should be constructed from the same plastic as childrens toys?

    As that solitary doll always seems to turn up intact after an aircrash.
     
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  7. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    Dai, one reason she was lost is that the inter-war Govts wouldn't fund a full modernisation. Politicians keep their jobs, service people lose their lives.
     
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  8. no the black box material lol
     
  9. True enough, albeit Battlecruisers were not meant to slug it out with Battleships as far as I know. The idea was that they could outrun what they could not outgun and vice-versa.
     
  10. I hope when the culture sec rings it, it holds together better than the last bell he rang...
     
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  11. Perhaps you try to listen to the BBC World Service more often because just today they were talking about future aircraft design and mighty interesting it was too.
     
  12. I think we should leave it where it is as some pikey bastard will just nick it for scrap.

    They have no problems melting down important sculptures so a bell won't last a year.
     
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  13. No such thing.
     
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  14. Said an un-named representative of Al Shabaab.