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Wood Photo Board: Avenging the Hood

King George V
King George V
Item# ls-wsigns-ls2261mk

Product Description

One of the most feared ships during World War II was the German battleship, Bismarck. On May 24 the HMS Hood, known as the pride of the British fleet, along with the HMS Prince of Wales caught up with Bismarck in the Denmark Strait. After a short exchange of fire, the Hood’s armor was pierced by a shell from the Bismarck and detonated in the aft magazine. The resulting explosion broke the ship’s back and she quickly sank leaving only three survivors. The loss of the Hood was a great shock to the nation and the pursuit of the Bismarck became a top priority. On May 26 the Bismarck was struck by a torpedo from a British Swordfish aircraft jamming her rudder. Having damaged their quarry, the British fleet closed in for the kill the next day. The battleships HMS King George V and HMS Rodney sighted the Bismarck and opened fire. The Bismarck was sunk in a battle lasting approximately 2 hours. The Hood was avenged.

Avenging the Hood by Mark Karvon is made from high quality 1/4" thick birch plywood with beveled and stained edges, featuring two wood support bars for hanging. Each 12 x 15-inch sign is made in the USA and features a natural finish to showcase the beautiful wood grain beneath the image.