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

The following photographs were sent in to the site by Willie Smyth of Australia. They are from the collection of his father, Cyril Fernley Smyth. Cyril served aboard Hood as a steward in the early to mid 1920s. He collected the following items during the famous Empire Cruise of the Special Service Squadron in 1923-1924.

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

Chainbar divider

A Crossing the Line Certificate
Above- A Crossing the Line Certificate

Special Service Squadron Menu from 1923 or 1924
Above- A Special Service Squadron Menu from 1923 or 1924

Crewmen aboard Hood, summer 1924. They are sitting on the starboard side of the Shelter Deck, abreast the after superstructure
Above- Crewmen aboard Hood, summer 1924. They are sitting on the starboard side of the Shelter Deck, abreast the after superstructure.

Steward Cyril Fernley Smyth aboard Hood during 1924
Above- Steward Cyril Fernley Smyth aboard Hood during 1924. He is wearing his far east naval white uniform.

H.M.S. Hood off Hawaii, June 1924
Above- Hood off Hawaii in June 924.

H.M.S. Hood at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in June or July 1924
Above- Hood at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in June or July 1924.

Special Service Squadron officers (to include RADM Brand and VADM Field) at Vancouver in June or July 1924
Above- Special Service Squadron officers (to include RADM Brand and VADM Field) at Vancouver in June or July 1924.

H.M.S. Hood at San Francisco, California, USA in July 1924
Above- Hood at San Francisco, California, USA in July 1924.

H.M.S. Hood tied up at San Francisco in July 1924
Above- Hood tied up at San Francisco in July 1924.

VADM Sir Frederick Laurence Field aboard H.M.S. Hood, 1924
Above- VADM Sir Frederick Laurence Field aboard H.M.S. Hood, 1924.