Princess Anne Unveils Historic Ship’s Bell

A restored bell from a WW2 Battlecruiser has been unveiled by Princess Anne today.

The bell from HMS Hood is now on display at the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard after being recovered from the seabed last year.

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HMS Hood was hit by a shell by German battleship, Bismarck, in 1941 and today marks the 75th anniversary of that day.

Princess Anne then went on to officially open the NMRN’s new exhibition telling the story of the Battle of Jutland entitled 36 Hours: Jutland 1916, The Battle That Won the War.