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27/06/01

ITN's Rob White reports on board Northern Horizon.


Rob White - reports from the ship

My name is Rob White. I'll be reporting from the ship, Northern Horizon, on every stage of this exciting expedition. Bookmark this page for the lastest news - direct from the sea.

I've been a television journalist for 20 years, first of all at the BBC but most recently at ITN and Channel 4 news. My interest in The Hood/Bismarck battle has deep roots - going back into my Father's life. As a young naval officer he very much wanted to be posted to HMS Hood - the most beautiful, the most powerful and the most popular warship of the 20s and 30s.

So, when David Mearns, our search director, told me he wanted to look for The Hood, I leapt at the chance to work with him. I had already produced a documentary on the ship itself (entitled "The Mighty Hood") but actually finding and filming it was a lifelong dream.

Six years later, and thanks to a huge and adventurous commitment by Channel 4 that spur of the moment idea is about to become reality. We're convinced there is much to be learned about why this giant warship sunk so quickly - with such devastating loss of life.

(Rob's book "Mighty Hood - Invincible Bismarck" will be available in the autumn, published by Channel 4 books).



Full Listing
26/07/01 -
Finally - a service of remembrance


25/07/01
The Hood Photo Appeal

25/07/01 -
More big discoveries


23/07/01 -
She's found!


22/07/01 -
Keeping in position


21/07/01 -
Tracking the ocean floor


20/07/01 -
Sonar finds "promising target"


19/07/01 -
Combing the search box


18/07/01 -
Transfers and goodbyes


17/07/01 -
Meet the search team


16/07/01 -
Meet the survey team


15/07/01 -
Meet the experts


14/07/01 -
Meet the film crew


13/07/01 -
Farewell to the Bismarck


12/07/01 -
A service of remembrance


11/07/01 -
More filming from the deep


10/07/01 -
The Bismarck plaque is laid


09/07/01 -
The Bismarck is found!


07/07/01 -
Staying on track


06/07/01 -
The sonar is finally launched


05/07/01 -
More frustration for the team


04/07/01 -
Rough weather halts progress


03/07/01 -
Expedition to film the Bismarck


03/07/01 -
Holding a steady course


02/07/01 -
Northern Horizon leaves Cork


28/06/01 -
David Mearns in Webchat


27/06/01 -
ITN's Rob White reports from the ship