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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 27th May 1940



From: Devonport
To: Liverpool
At: Sea
Sick: Not recorded
Distance through water: -
Comments: -


08:00 - Both watches of the hands prepare for sea
09:15 - Embarked King's Harbour Master Plymouth. Cable party of both watches
09:20 - Tug secured forward
09:30 - Slipped all wires
09:43 - Tugs cast off aft
10:00 - Pointed down river and proceeded
10:05 - Passed Torpoint Ferry???
10:46 - Slipped bow tug
10:51 - Stopped to drop King's Harbour Master
11:05 - Passed breakwater. Set course 183°, speed 14 knots
11:14 - Streamed paravanes
12:00 - Position: 50°10'N 004°10'W (estimated)
12:15 - Altered course to 247°
12:20 - Started Zig zag No. 15
12:21 - peed 16 knots
14:50 - Stopped zig zagging
14:59 - Lizard Lighthouse abeam
15:05 - Altered course to 297°, speed 17 knots
15:10 - Started Zig zag No. 15
16:10 - Sighted ???lighthouse bearing 276°
17:13 - Stopped zig zagging
17:15 - Altered course to 307°
17:20 - Started Zig zag No. 15
17:22 - Longships Lighthouse bore 091°
17:28 - Round Isle bore 248°
18:12 - Scilly Rock bore 210°
19:50 - Stopped zig zagging
20:00 - Altered course to 017°Position: 50°28'N 006°47'W (estimated)
20:10 - Started Zig zag No. 15
21:15 - Escorting aircraft rejoined
23:44 - Stopped zig zagging. Reduced speed to 14 knots.