Naval Historical Society of Australia
Preserving Australia's Naval History
The Naval Historical Society’s talk is: HMS HOOD – 80 YEARS ON
HMS Hood, the largest Battleship in the world at the time of its construction in 1918, was sunk 80 years ago on May 24th, 1941, by the German Battleship Bismarck.
The May monthly meeting will commemorate and remember this occasion and the 1,415 Royal Navy officers and crew who lost their lives in only three minutes when HMS Hood sank.
The speakers will be Nigel Rogers, the President of the NHS, and Warren Kerr AM, Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia, who is a partner at the architectural firm Hames Sharley.
Warren Kerr AM is related to Captain Ralph Kerr CBE, who was the Captain of HMS Hood when the ship was sunk in the Strait of Denmark, which is a channel partially in the Arctic Circle lying between Greenland and Iceland.
The talk is on Monday May 17th at 6:00pm at the Claremont Lawn Tennis Club, Shenton Road, Claremont.
Parking is at the Tennis Club and in the public car park on Davies Road.
There is a $5 Admin fee, and a cash bar is open before and after the talk. To attend, you must register with the Secretary, Dr Heather Rogers: email@example.com, or Mobile: 0407-912-781.
IMAGE: Nigel Rogers and Warren Kerr AM with the model of HMS Hood.
The model and the photo are courtesy of David Nicolson.