Photos & Graphics of H.M.S. Hood
The Fotheringham Photo Collection
Updated 07-May-2014

The following photographs were taken or collected by Royal Marine George Fotheringham during his service in Hood. George served in Hood for several years and was ultimately lost with the ship on 24 May 1941. The photos were donated to the site by George's brothers Eric and Les, his sister Betty Lumley and brother-in-law F. Haines. Wherever possible, we have used the actual notations/descriptions from the rear of each photo.

Important Notice: These photos may not be republished or reposted elsewhere in any format without the express permission of George's family.

Chainbar divider

After Superstructure, 1937 or 1938
Above- Hood's after superstructure and High Angle director. This was taken sometime during late 1937. Note the newly installed pom pom and bandstand in the background.

Combined Fleet Manoeuvres in Atlantic, March 1937
Above- "March 1937. Combined Fleet Manoeuvres in Atlantic"

Marching into camp after an 18 mile march, 21 May 1938
Above & Below- "Marching into camp after 18 mile march. May 21st 1938"
Marching into camp, 21 May 1938

The four lads, 4 Oct 1936
Above- "The Four Lads. 4 Oct 1936". George is on the right. If you can identify the other men, please contact our staff.

Palma Cathedral
Above- Palma Cathedral

Hood fires a torpedo
Above- "Torpedo fired from the Hood just before it hit the water. H.M.S. Repulse in background"

Barcelona Bull Ring, 1 Nov 1937
Above- "Barcelona. The Bull Ring. H.M.S. Hood, Nov 1st 1937"