S6M-00080: Orkney Commemorates the 80th Anniversary of HMS Hood Sinking

That the Parliament commemorates the 80th anniversary of the sinking of HMS Hood, which occurred on 24 May 1941; recognises that only three of her 1,418-strong crew survived the battle in the Denmark Strait; acknowledges that HMS Hood weighed anchor and sailed out of Scapa Flow in Orkney before her last voyage and was considered to be one of the most powerful battlecruisers afloat at that time; understands that a series of online events organised by Another Orkney Production in conjunction with the Orkney International Science Festival will commemorate the anniversary; notes that the online events will be broadcasted on the Orkney International Science Festival YouTube channel, including a discussion involving Captain Christ Smith, Cdr William Sutherland, Cdr David Hobbs and Rob White, chaired by Howie Firth, and wishes success to all involved in the commemorations.


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