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Tuesday, 24 July, 2001, 09:10 GMT 10:10 UK
Images from the deep: Wreck of HMS Hood
The wreck of British battleship HMS Hood has been discovered, 60 years after she was sunk in a WWII naval battle.

The ship went down with the loss of 1,415 men when she was shelled in the icy seas off Iceland by the battleship Bismarck in May 1941.

A dive team using a remotely operated vehicle has captured footage of the Hood which now lies about 3km deep off Iceland.

Bow of the Hood, discovered with a remote diving vehicle
The bow of the Hood looms up at 3,000 metres (Photo: Channel 4)

HMS Hood in her hey-day before she was shelled and sunk by the Bismarck
The battlecruiser was once the pride of the British fleet (Photo: Imperial War Museum)

Hood's gun elevating section
The once highly polished brass of the elevating section for HMS Hood's guns (Photo: Channel 4)

The Bismarck, which was itself destroyed shortly after sinking the Hood
The German battleship Bismarck sank the Hood by shelling her deck

Ted Briggs, pictured in the 1940s and recently
Ted Briggs, the only survivor still alive, is delighted with the find (Photo: Channel 4)

Wreckage of HMS Hood
The ship's bell is among the artefacts found in the wreckage (Photo: Channel 4)

A Channel 4 documentary - Hunt for Hood - will be shown in August.

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