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30/7/2012

The hunt for HMS Hood’s bell: Billionaire offers to fund recovery so that it can be a memorial to 1,415 crew who drowned when warship was sunk by the Bismarck in 1941

A US billionaire has offered to lead an operation to recover the bell of the sunken battle cruiser HMS Hood, which was sunk in 1941 and killed 1,415 men, for free. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said US philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Paul G Allen has offered his private yacht be used in the search to recover the bell at no cost to it. for more click here

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