The Veteran

Drew Walker

Joined July 2007

Artist's Description

Taken on November 11. One of the few. He is a member of the HMS Hood Association, Pride of the Royal Navy the Ship was sunk on 21 May 1941 during the first surface action between any unit of the Home Fleet and The German Battleship BISMARCK. The action lasted less than 10 minutes and resulted in the destruction of HMS Hood (it sank in under 2 minutes), of the crew of 1,418 only 3 men survived. This picture is not one of these as only one of the men survives today, he is one of the sailors that had previously served on HMS Hood before this last voyage.

The Naval Prayer

O eternal Lord God, who alone spreadest out of
the heavens, and rulest the raging of the sea;
who has compassed the waters with bounds
until day and night come to an end; be pleased
to receive into thy almighty and most gracious
protection the persons of us thy servants and
the fleet in which we serve. Preserve us from
the dangers of the sea, and from the violence of
the enemy; that we may be a safeguard unto our
most gracious sovereign lady, Queen Elizabeth
and her dominions, and security for such as
pass on the seas upon their lawful occasion; that
the inhabitants of our commonwealth may in
peace and quietness serve thee our God; and
that we may return in safety to enjoy the
blessings of the land, with the fruits of our
labours, and with a thankful remembrance of
thy mercies to praise and glorify thy holy name;
through Jesus Christ our lord.

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