SEATTLE /PRNewswire/ -- On 7 August, 2015, a research team led by US philanthropist and entrepreneur Paul G. Allen successfully recovered the bell of the battlecruiser HMS Hood, which sunk in 1941 during World War II. Once restored, the bell will respectfully serve as a tangible and fitting memorial for the 1,415 lives lost when the Bismarck sunk the ship in the North Atlantic. Mr. Allen's team led the operation using his yacht M/Y Octopus, which is equipped with a state-of-the-art remotely operated vehicle (ROV).
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About Paul G. Allen
Paul G. Allen is a leading investor, entrepreneur and philanthropist who has given more than $2 billion to charitable causes over his lifetime. He founded Vulcan Inc. in 1986 with Jody Allen to oversee his business and philanthropic activities. He is also the co-founder of The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. Today, Vulcan Inc. oversees a wide range of Allen's investments and initiatives throughout the world. In 2003, he created the Allen Institute for Brain Science to accelerate understanding of the human brain in health and disease and, a decade later, launched the expansion of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence to explore opportunities for development in the field of AI. In 2014, he donated $100 million to establish the Allen Institute for Cell Science and committed another $100 million to stopping Ebola. Mr. Allen is also the co-founder of Microsoft and owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers. For more information, go to www.paulallen.com andwww.vulcan.com.