Photos & Graphics of H.M.S. Hood
The Burgess Photo Collection
Updated 07-May-2009

These images were sent-in by Dave Burgess. They were collected by his grandfather, Warrant Ordnance Officer Henry Burgess during his service in Hood. Sadly, Henry was later lost in the sinking of Hood on 24 May 1941. Based on the appearance of the ship, the bulk of these postcards were likely created in 1931, just after Hood's 1929-1931 refit. Despite the notable changes in the ship since the photos were taken, they were still sold in the NAAFI Canteen on board up to the day she sank.

Important Notice: These photos may not be republished or reposted elsewhere in any format without the express permission of Dave Burgess.

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Fairey floatplane on the quarterdeck of H.M.S. Hood, circa 1931

Forecastle of H.M.S. Hood, circa 1931

H.M.S. Hood's chapel, circa 1931

H.M.S. Hood's forward engine room, circa 1931

H.M.S. Hood and float plane, 1931

A typical H.M.S. Hood mess deck circa 1931

Reverse of a souvenir H.M.S. Hood Letter Card/post card