HMS Hood (1918)
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Nov. 4, 2008

In 1965 in Queenstown, Southern Ireland some work men were clearing a house garden near the Harbour when
one of the work men found this pocket pen knife. Apparently my source has informed me that during World War
2 this house was owned by the British Admiralty. Inscribed on the blade "Cutlers to his Majesty". This makes me think that this pocket knife dates back to the mid 1930's. Any additional information would be very much appreciated.

John Patten
Derbyshire, England

Overall view of the knife.


Close up of the inscription.

Oct. 5, 2008

It is my sad duty to report the passing of Ted Briggs, the last survivor of the
sinking of HMS Hood. He passed away on Oct. 4, 2008 at the age of 85.

Dec. 2, 2007

I have just come across your site. My mother is English and one of her favorite memories from England before migrating to Australia in the 50's was that she met one of the survivors of the Hood sinking through her father. Strangely enough, I was just given a copy of the "Sink the Bismarck" a couple of weeks ago as a present. No ship ever affected morale more than the sinking of the HMS Hood, mum said.

Cheers Mate,
Paul Stanton
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia

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