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

The following photographs were sent in to the site by Brian Withers. They are from the collection of his father, Ernie Withers. Ernie served as a Stoker in Hood from August 1933 to January 1941. The photos in this collection primarily cover her time in the Mediterranean Fleet but also include some later coverage.

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

Chainbar divider

VADM James escorts a dignitary, circa 1934
Above- Circa 1934. Vice Admiral William James (in cocked hat) escorting a dignitary as the Royal Marine Band plays.

Hood alongside a dock, mid 1930s
Above- H.M.S. Hood alongside a dock, mid 1930s.

Hood entering Grand Harbour, Malta
Above- Ernie on shore leave

The harbour at Golfe Juan
Above- Captain Tower (right) and Commander O'Conor (left), circa 1934.

Sailors line Hoods forecastle, mid 1930s
Above- Cheering ship. Sailors line Hood's forecastle during her time with the Mediterraneas Fleet

Ernie Withers and shipmates during a coach trip
Above- Ernie (centre) and shipmates during a mid 1930s coach trip