The Battle of the Denmark Strait: An Analysis of the Battle and the Loss of HMS Hood

Author(s): Daniel Knowles 

ISBN: 9781781557860
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24 May 1941: two forces of ships , British and German, met. Within minutes of battle being joined by the pride of the Royal Navy, HMS Hood, had been sunk and its newest battleship outfought by the Bismarck.
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  • An authoritative and detailed account of HMS Hood that offers a detailed analysis of the famous British battlecruiser

  • Sheds new light on the battle through a reanalysis of photographic images and documentary evidence to detail the events

  • Beautifully illustrated with many rare and unpublished photographs

  • A must-have for military and historians, enthusiasts, modellers and those interested in the complexities of naval warfare during the Second World War

Dawn, 24 May 1941. Two groups of ships, one from Britain and another from Germany, meet in the Denmark Strait. Here, two giants of maritime history, HMS Hood and Bismarck, clashed.

Within minutes of the battle beginning, HMS Hood blew up with a catastrophic loss of life. Out of a crew of 1,418, only three survived. Coupled with this, the Royal Navy’s newest battleship was outfought.

While this was a cause of celebration for the Kriegsmarine, Bismarck had been damaged curtailing her Atlantic raiding sortie. Despite the wealth of documentary information and photographic evidence available on the battle, there continues to be controversy as to how the conflict was fought.

The Battle of the Denmark Strait: An Analysis of the Battle and Loss of HMS Hood analyses the events of the battle to shed new light and provide clarifications on how it was fought, the damage that different ships sustained and how it was that the pride of the Royal Navy was destroyed in such a disastrous manner.
BOOK ISBN 9781781557860
FORMAT 234 x 156 mm
BINDING Hardback
PAGES 178 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 10 September 2020
ILLUSTRATIONS 32 black and white photographs



Born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1995, Daniel Knowles has been interested in history from a young age. The main focus of his historical interest is the Second World War. In July 2016, he graduated with an Honours degree in History and Politics from the University of Northumbria. His university dissertation was written on the changing perceptions to the wartime role played by RAF Bomber Command.