Divers find wreck of HMS Hood
LONDON, England -- An undersea expedition has discovered the wreck of the Royal Navy battle cruiser HMS Hood which sank 60 years ago.
The Hood -- considered to be the most advanced naval ship in the world when she was built -- was sunk in May 1941 by a single shell from the German battleship Bismarck.
All but three of her 1,416 crew perished.
The Hood was built at Clydebank and launched in 1918.
Although the world's largest warship for 20 years, she was lightly armoured and vulnerable to fire from heavy shells.
Three days after sinking the Hood, the Bismarck was itself sunk with the loss of over 2,000 men.
The expedition has already relocated the wreck of the Bismarck and beamed colour footage back by satellite to the UK for the first time.
The Hood's remains, which include substantial portions of the ship's hull, were found at a depth of 3,000 metres in the Denmark Strait between Greenland and Iceland.
The first pictures of the wreck were broadcast on television in Britain on Monday by Channel 4 News.
It was found by a team led by deep-sea explorer David Mearns as part of an expedition funded by Channel 4 with the suppo