A and B turrets, HMS Hood 1940
HMS Hood's forward 15" turrets, with a 4" gun's crew under training in the foreground. The leading seaman, (noted) standing on the extreme left, behind the man with the 4" projectile, is leading seaman W Dowdell, my mother's first husband, who lost his life on 24 May 1941 along with 1414 other members of the ship's company, there being just three survivors when the ship was sunk in action by the German battleship Bismarck.
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