A Fairy Swordfish taxies past two famous ships which were lost early in WW2. The destroyer HMS GLOWWORM was lost to the Admiral Hipper 8 Apr 40 while the battlecruiser HMS HOOD was lost to the Bismarck and Prinz Eugen 24 May 41.
This was the final non engines aft Cargo ship/reefer to visit Bluff to date.
I consider this photograph to be my best ship photograph to date.
Built 1973 as Snow Storm
2000 broken up Alang
Sank by the Bismarck on 24 May 1941. One of the shells fired from 13 miles away hit the Hood between the two funnels hitting the ammo storage hold. Sank within a few minutes with a loss of 1,419 of her crew,3 survived.