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

The following photographs were sent in to the site by Jim Higginson. They are from the collection of his father, Marine James Roland Higginson who served in Hood from May 1937 to May 1939. The photos are all from 1937 and 1938, when Hood was assigned to the Mediterranean Fleet. There are a wide variety of shots of the ship, her crew plus other ships and various ports of call.

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

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Collection 1 - Assorted Photos of Hood and Crew

Jim Higginson, Feb 1937
Jim Higginson in February 1937

Hood in Bigli Bay
Above- Hood in Bigli Bay

Lads on Hoods focsle
Above- A few of the boys (Jim at far right)

Christmas Day, 1937 or 1938
Above- Christmas Day in either 1937 or 1938

German sailors aboard Hood
Above- German seamen with the German Vice-Consul looking around the ship. These men are believed to be from the Deutschland.

Jims gun crew
Above- "This is our gun crew. The officer at the back is the Marine Officer of the battery. His name is Rainey, his father is a big financier, he's got tons of money. When we close up for gunnery we don't close up in white belt etc but whatever is the oldest suit or overalls." Jim is on the extreme left.

Hood leaving Grand Harbour
Above- Hood leaving Grand Harbour, Malta. She is preparing to stream a paravane.

Hood in the Mediterranean
Above- Hood in the Mediterranean

Hood and the London, May 1937
Above- Hood (right) and London (left) at the Coronation Review of King George VI, May 1937

Hood at King George VIs Coronation Review, 1937
Above- Coronation Review, 1937. H.M.S. Repulse is to the right.

Royal Canadian Mounties aboard Hood, 1937
Above- Royal Canadian Mounties aboard Hood for the Coronation Review, May 1937

Battlecruiser Repulse astern of Hood
Above- H.M.S. Repulse astern of Hood

Hood fires a broadside
Above- Hood fires a broadside.

Slewing trials
Above- Slewing trials