The Mighty Hood
HMS Hood was commissioned in 1920 and was described as the greatest and most graceful ship of her time. She was the last of the 'Leviathans' – those mighty ships, whose movement upon the high seas had assured the supremacy of Britain's Royal Navy and determined policy since the last quarter of the 19th Century.
During the 'twenties and 'thirties she had been the flagship o...more
Well written carries off the balancing act of technical details and human interest. It lost one star because I resented his vitriolic attacks on the Labour Party of the UK and the Labor Party of Australia.
Also any ship expert should know that 'the' is not used before the name of a ship just as it isn't before our names.