-History of H.M.S. Hood-
The Launching of H.M.S. Hood, Part 2
Updated 07-May-2014

The photos in this article were donated to us by the H.M.S. Hood Association's patron, Viscount Henry Hood. His grandmother, Lady Hood, wife of Sir Horace Hood lost at Jutland, launched the battle cruiser Hood at John Brown and Company, Clydebank, Scotland, on 22 August 1918. She kept materials related to the launching in a family album. The information herein comes from said album.

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Below- Various photos of the ship before, during and after launching
Hood in the John Brown yard, 1918
The stern of Hood
Lady Hood and officials prepare to launch the ship
The review stand immediately after the ship was launched
Hood is launched
Hood in the Clyde
Tugs prepare to take Hood in hand
Tugs push Hood to fitting dock