Graphics & Drawings of H.M.S. Hood
Updated 03-Aug-2017

Shown here are computer-rendered graphics as well as artists drawings of Hood and associated logos.

Important Notice: These images are either the property of, or have otherwise been loaned to the H.M.S. Hood Association for inclusion its official web site They may not be downloaded and republished elsewhere in any format without the express permission of the applicable owners and/or the H.M.S. Hood Association. You are welcome to download these images for personal/private use, but the images may go no farther without permission. Contact our web site staff for additional details if necessary.

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Graphics of Hood      Logos and Badges

I. Graphics of Hood (Listed in Reversed Chronological Order, 1941-1920)

H.M.S. Hood as Sunk, 24 May 1941 (Artistic Computer Renderings)
These stunning computer renderings show Hood in her final guise/as sunk. They were created by respected graphic artist Thomas Schmid of Bayern, Deutschland. We have worked closely with him to ensure that these are quite accurate albeit artistic. The versions shown here are a bit dated (various photo discoveries have changed what was known about the ship at the time these were created). We are currently awaiting updated versions.

Thomas has made some limited edition prints of his Hood renderings available to the public. These are shown below, along with the applicable descriptions. If you wish to purchase any of these items, you can do so through his 3D History web site or directly via e-mail.


Planset view of H.M.S. Hood,  by Thomas Schmid
Above- Starboard profile of Hood, early 1941 / Below- Plan of Hood early 1941. Click to enlarge.
Planset view of H.M.S. Hood,  by Thomas Schmid
Below- Various views of Hood, 24 May 1941. Click to enlarge.
H.M.S. Hood As Sunk, 24 May 1941- Computer Rendering by Thomas Schmid   H.M.S. Hood As Sunk, 24 May 1941- Computer Rendering by Thomas Schmid   Planset view of H.M.S. Hood,  by Thomas Schmid   H.M.S. Hood As Sunk, 24 May 1941- Computer Rendering by Thomas Schmid   H.M.S. Hood As Sunk, 24 May 1941- Computer Rendering by Thomas Schmid
H.M.S. Hood As Sunk, 24 May 1941- Computer Rendering by Thomas Schmid   H.M.S. Hood As Sunk, 24 May 1941- Computer Rendering by Thomas Schmid   H.M.S. Hood As Sunk, 24 May 1941- Computer Rendering by Thomas Schmid
Hood off Scotland, by Thomas Schmid
Above - H.M.S. Hood off Scotland, Spring 1941
Hood in calm seas,  by Thomas Schmid   Hood under full steam,  by Thomas Schmid  
Above/Left- H.M.S. Hood Spring 1941; Above/Right- Hood Under Full Steam, Spring 1941. Click to enlarge.
Both are available for purchase as prints on Thomas Schmid's 3D History web site

Hood in the North Atlantic,  by Thomas Schmid   HMS Hood at Scapa Flow, May 1941,  by Thomas Schmid
Above/Left- Hood steaming in the North Atlantic in April 1941; Above/Right- Hood at Scapa Flow, May 1941
Click to enlarge

Hood and Prince of Wales In Search of Bismarck, Late May 1941,  by Thomas Schmid   Hood fighting Bismarck,  by Thomas Schmid
Above/Left- Hood and Prince of Wales, in search of Bismarck, late May 1941; Above/Right- Hood and Prince of Wales, 24 May 1941
Click to enlarge


World of Warships Hood as Sunk, May 1941
The following image shows Hood as depicted in the computer video game series "World of Warships." You can purchase the ship and use it in numerous naval campaigns. Click on the images below to learn more.

H.M.S. Hood As Seen in World of Warships      


 

Hood as Sunk, May 1941 ("Dogfights" Television Programme Rendering)
The following copyrighted images are screen captures of H.M.S. Hood in action. They were created by Digital Ranch, LLC for use in The History Channel's "Dogfights" television programme (episode titled "The Hunt for the Bismarck"). This superb programme recreates famous aerial and naval battles using state of the art computer animation. The original model was provided by Thomas Schmid and was animated by Digital Ranch personnel. Click on the images to see larger versions.

H.M.S. Hood As Seen in the Television Programme Dogfights   H.M.S. Hood As Sunk, 24 May 1941- Computer Rendering by Thomas Schmid   H.M.S. Hood As Seen in the Television Programme Dogfights   H.M.S. Hood As Seen in the Television Programme Dogfights


Hood as Sunk, May 1941 (Computer Graphic)
The following two images of Hood as sunk in May 1941 were sent in by nimitz4145. One is a profile of the ship and the other shows the ship at sea. Click on the images to see larger versions.

H.M.S. Hood As Sunk, 24 May 1941- Created by nimitz4145   H.M.S. Hood As Sunk, 24 May 1941- Created by nimitz4145


Hood as Sunk, May 1941 (Computer Graphic)
This was sent in by Anthony Arundale. It shows are his rendition, created with MS Paint, of Hood as sunk in May 1941. Click on the image to see a larger version.

H.M.S. Hood drawing by Anthony Arundel


 

Hood as Sunk, 24 May 1941 (Wargaming Model)
Hood was created by "Glowwormguy" by modifying an existing I.J.N. Nagato model by "blowballast" for use in computer wargames. Unfortunately, this model has not been developed further.

H.M.S. Hood as Sunk, created by Glowwormguy


Hood as Sunk, 24 May 1941 (Wargaming Model)
Mark Brown of Australia is in the process of creating a realistic and useable 3D Hood for use in computer wargames. From what we have seen so far, it will be most excellent!

H.M.S. Hood rendering by Mark Brown  H.M.S. Hood rendering by Mark Brown  H.M.S. Hood rendering by Mark Brown


Hood as Sunk, 24 May 1941 (Computer Graphic)
We are most grateful to Mr Monty Mills for sending this in. It is his rendition of Hood as sunk in 1941. Click on the image below to see a larger version.

H.M.S. Hood graphic by Monty Mills


Hood as Sunk, May 1941 (Computer Graphic)
We are most indebted to José Rico and Manuel González López of the Battleship Bismarck web site for allowing us to use the following graphic of Hood at the time of her loss. With their permission, we have modified the drawing to show Hood in her final configuration and paint scheme. Click on the image to see a larger version.

H.M.S. Hood drawing by Manuel González López


H.M.S. Hood in 1937 (Artistic Computer Renderings)
These excellent computer renderings show Hood during her time with the Mediterranean Fleet at the height of her involvement in the Spanish Civil War. Many people feel she looked her best during these years. These renderings were designed and created by Chris Snook.

Chris has a range of art prints/posters available for sale (both Technical and with Mediterranean Sea). He also offers 3D ship models (for military/naval enthusiasts) via: Nebula Hawk Limited. You can also view his excellent animations on YouTube.


Planset view of H.M.S. Hood, by Chris Snook
Above & Below- Plan and profile of Hood. Click to enlarge.
Planset view of H.M.S. Hood, by Chris Snook
Below- Various starboard views of Hood. Click to enlarge.
H.M.S. Hood 1937 - Computer Rendering by Chris Snook   H.M.S. Hood 1937 - Computer Rendering by Chris Snook   H.M.S. Hood 1937 - Computer Rendering by Chris Snook
H.M.S. Hood 1937 - Computer Rendering by Chris Snook   H.M.S. Hood 1937 - Computer Rendering by Chris Snook


Hood in 1937 (Computer Graphic)
Monty Mills also provided this image, his rendition of Hood circa 1937. At this time, she was serving with the Mediterranean Fleet based at Gibraltar. Many consider this to be the period of time in which Hood looked her best. Click on the image below to see a larger version.

H.M.S. Hood rendering by Monty Mills


Hood as Commissioned, Early 1920 (Computer Graphic)
This was sent in by Alex V. Dashyan of Russia. It shows his excellent rendition of Hood as she appeared upon entering service in 1920. Click on the image to see a larger version.

H.M.S. Hood graphic by Alex Dashyan


Hood as Completed, Early 1920 (Hand Drawing)
We are most grateful to our friend and construction expert Ian Johnston for providing this image. This was hand drawn by Ian based on the official blueprints. This extremely well done and highly accurate drawing shows Hood as she appeared upon completion. Click on the image below to see a larger version.

H.M.S. Hood drawing by Ian Johnston

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II. Logos & Badges (Miscellaneous)
The following badges were based on official patterns/artwork where available. These were drawn on computer by our webmaster, Frank Allen. To see more such badges, please visit our sister site, Royal Navy Admirals 1904-1945.

H.M.S. Hood's badge
H.M.S. Hood Badge

 

H.M.S. Repulse's badge
H.M.S. Repulse Badge

 

H.M.S. Renown's badge
H.M.S. Renown Badge

 

H.M.S. Prince of Wales's badge
H.M.S. Prince of Wales Badge

 

H.M.S. Electra's badge
H.M.S. Electra Badge

 

Bismarck's bugwappen (badge)
Bismarck Bugwappen

 

Tirpitz's bugwappen (badge)
Tirpitz Bugwappen

 

Scharnhorst's bugwappen (badge)
Scharnhorst Bugwappen

 

Prinz Eugen's bugwappen (badge)
Prinz Eugen Bugwappen

 

Admiral Hipper's bugwappen (badge)
Admiral Hipper Bugwappen