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

The following photographs were sent in to the site by Jim Sikorski of the United States. Jim is an avid collector of Hood memorabilia and photographs, especially of things related to the famous Empire Cruise of the Special Service Squadron in 1923-1924. Many (but not all) of the materials presented here were formerly in the collection of Surgeon Commander Dudding who served aboard the ship during the Empire Cruise. Please pass your cursor over any photo to view a brief description.

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

Chainbar divider

Part 1 - From Africa to Malaysia

Crossing the Line Summons (for December 1924 equator ceremony)

Crossing the Line Certificate (for December 1924 equator ceremony)

Souvenir pamphlet from Sierra Leone

Dinner invitation from Sierra Leone

The Harbour at Freetown, Sierra Leone

Banquet flyer from Cape Town, South Africa

Table Bay, South Africa souvenir

H.M.S. Hood at Capetown, South Africa

Ships of the Special Service Squadron

Durban, South Africa souvenir

Zanzibar souvenir

H.M.S. Hood and Repulse at Ceylon

H.M.S. Hood and Repulse in a nighttime photo taken at Ceylon

H.M.S. Hood and Repulse at Ceylon

Typical street scene in Kuala Lumpur