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

The following photographs were sent in to the site by Barrie Knowles. They are from the collection of his father, Able Seaman William Knowles. William served in Hood from 7 January 1926 to 27 August 1927 and was a member of her championship rowing teams.

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

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CPO Bollen
Above- Chief Petty Officer Bollen

H.M.S. Hood Boys B Cutter Team, 1926
Above- Boys "B" Cutters Crew, posing at the portside base of the conning tower

H.M.S. Hood football/soccer team, 1927 or 1928
Above- Hood's football team, 1926 or 1927. William Knowles is front row/centre. They are posing on the starboard side of the After Superstructure. On the left side of the photo, note the canvas "curtain". This covered a number of large, squarish windows that encircled the rear of this structure. This structure was rarely photographed this closely.

H.M.S. Hood at Gairloch, 1927
Above- Hood at Gairloch during the Summer Cruise of 1927.

H.M.S. Hoods seamans gig team, 1927
Above- Hood's trophy winning Seaman's Gig team of 1927. They are posing by the port side of the lower bridge.