Thought I'd start a marine thread as we have an Aviation one. All kinds of marine craft from barges to battleships and bloody big tankers. What inspired me to do this was this remarkable quality picture I came across on a Shipping site I visit regularly. I know Stafford is a long way from the sea, but we all like the seaside don't we ? Taken in Melbourne in 1920 this is the brand new Battle Cruiser HMS Hood. She was there for public inspection which seems to be going down well. In May 1941 she was sunk by the Bismarck with a loss of 1415 crew. There were three survivors.