May 24 1941, Battle of Denmark Strait. The German battleship "Bismarck" firing at H.M.S."Hood" and H.M.S. "Prince Of Wales." The H.M.S. Hood was hit by one 38 cm shell from the Bismarck which hit the rear ammunition magazine, detonating 112 tons of cordite, causing the Hood to split. The bow continued to move forward until too much water reached in. After only 8 minutes since the engagement started, the Hood vanished, only 3 men of the 1,419 serving on her survived.
This photo was taken from a sailor from the Deutsche Kriegsmarine heavy cruiser "Prinze Eugen."