Sunday, October 05, 2008

Ted Briggs has Died.

HMS Hood.

Ted Briggs was the last of three survivors of the HMS Hood, the ill-fated battlecruiser destroyed by the Bismarck May 23, 1941. At the time of the sinking the Hood was the world's largest warship. He now joins his 1,420 shipmates.

UNTO Almighty God we commend the soul of our brother departed, and we commit his body to the deep; in sure and certain hope of the Resurrection unto eternal life, through our Lord Jesus Christ; at whose coming in glorious majesty to judge the world, the sea shall give up her dead; and the corruptible bodies of those who sleep in him shall be changed, and made like unto his glorious body; according to the mighty working whereby he is able to subdue all things unto himself.
-Book of Common Prayer (1925)

Daily Telegraph Obitary.

HMS Hood Association.

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