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Bottle 680 - HMS Hood
Date Added: 15 December 2009

This is a very detailed scene of the HMS Hood cruising on a choppy sea with a town in the background. The ship is painted in the original ship's colors and shows the multiple decks and guns throughout the model. The name HMS Hood is painted on the side of the hull. The ship flies the flag of England and atop the tower are several flags and banners. The town in the background has several large buildings painted white with red roofs and many windows painted on each building. There is a large tower with a huge flag flying from the top. The back of the bottle is painted sky blue with swirling clouds painted in the sky. The bottle is sealed with a cork and the top of the bottle is painted dark green. HMS Hood (pennant number 51) was a battle cruiser of the Royal Navy, and considered the pride of the Royal Navy in the interwar period and during the early period of World War II. She was one of four Admiral class battle cruisers ordered in mid-1916 under the Emergency War Program. Although the design was drastically revised after the Battle of Jutland, it was realized that there were serious limitations even to the revised design; for this reason, and because of evidence that the German battle cruisers that they were designed to counter were unlikely to be completed, work on her sister ships was suspended in 1917. As a result, Hood was Britain's last completed battle cruiser. She was named after the 18th-century Admiral Samuel Hood. Hood had served in the Royal Navy for over two decades before her sinking, almost certainly at the hands of the German battleship Bismarck, on 24 May 1941.
Type: Battle Cruiser   Maker's Name:
Category: Military   Made Where:
Bottle Size: 10 1/4" x 3"   Year Made: 1940's
Bottle Type: Johnnie Walker