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).