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.

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s midshipmen and the Cock trophy
Above- The Royal Marine Band plays and Hood's midshipmen hold rifles whilst celebrating winning the Silver Cockerell trophy.

Hood crewmen watching a regatta, mid 1930s.
Above- H.M.S. Hood crewmen watching a regatta, mid 1930s.

Hood's Seaman's B win the regatta, mid 1930s
Above- Hood's Seaman's B win the regatta, mid 1930s.

Hood sailors taking the sun near B turret
Above- Sailors sunning themselves near Hood's "B" turret, mid-late 1930s.

Ernie and Rose Withers on their wedding day
Above- Ernie and his wife Rose on their wedding day.

Msn overboard! Rescuing a man between H.M.S. Glowworm and Hood
Above- Man overboard! A man in the water between destroyer H.M.S. Glowworm and Hood. Mid-late 1930s.