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

The following photographs were sent in to the site by Michael Mason. They are from the collection of his uncle Vernon Mason who served in Hood during the 1930s. Sadly, Vernon was later lost in the sinking of Hood in 1941.

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

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Overhead view of Hood in 1930s
Above- A beautiful overhead/stern view of Hood in the 1930s.

H.M.S. Dunedin off Gibraltar, 1930s
Above- Gibraltar by night (1930s). The lit-up ship on the left-hand side of the picture is H.M.S. Dunedin - one of the light cruisers which accompanied Hood on the Empire Cruise of 1923/24.

21 inch torpedo launched from Hood
Above- Hood launches a practice 21 inch torpedo (1930s).

The seaboat is lowered to retrieve a practice torpedo
Above- The seaboat is lowered (1930s).

A boat returning a practice torpedo
Above- The boat returns with the duly retrieved practice torpedo.

Hood in Grand Harbour, Malta circa 1936
Above- Hood in Grand Harbour, Malta circa 1936-1937.