HMS Hood’s bell lifted from the Atlantic seabed 74 years after it was sunk in battle

The bell of HMS Hood has finally been recovered from the depths of the North Atlantic and will be put on public display following a successful expedition led by billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

Allen, said to be worth some £11.5bn ($17.8bn), deployed his luxury 414ft luxury yacht Octopus and a custom-built submersible for the successful removal of the artefact, which lay near the wreck of the battlecruiser at a depth of 2,800m (9,200ft).

In 2012, Allen lent his state-of-the-art equipment to a British party, which located the bell but were unable to lift it due to strong currents and bad weather at the site, between Iceland and Greenland.

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