H.M.S. Hood Reference Materials
Contemporary Photographic References
Updated 06-May-2014

There were literally thousands of photos of Hood taken during her career. This section of the site contains listings of footage owned by the official agencies, museums, news agencies and retailers. Though extensive, we almost certainly have not accounted for everything. With this in mind, if you know of a source we have overlooked, please be sure to contact us.

Chainbar divider

University of Glasgow (http://www.gla.ac.uk/archives)

Product: GUAS Ref: UCS1/116/5 Album..
Description: 3 photographs of her on ways prior to launch, and 13 of her as fitted.

Product: GUAS Ref: UCS1/116/24-30
Description: Six photo albums of HMS Hood under construction (now at the National Archives of Scotland).

Contact Details :
Address: Archive Services, 13 Thurso Street, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G11 6PE
Telephone: +44 (0) 141 330 5515 Fax: +44 (0) 141 330 2640
E-mail: enquiries@archives.gla.ac.uk

divider

National Maritime Museum (http://www.nmm.ac.uk/)
(Image ID, Description)

N718 ADY/1 (3S) B 1926
N719 ADY/2 (5S) B 1931
N720 ADY/3 (6P) A 1932
N721 ADY/4 (4S) A 1937
N722 ADY/5 (3S) B 1920
N723 ADY/6 (4S) C 1922
N724 ADY/7 (3S) A 1934
N7125 A17/280 (1) B 1923, Close up of stem.
N7126 A17/281 (3P) C 1923
N7127 A17/282 (--) B 1923, Turrets from forecastle.
N7128 A17/283 (--) B 1923, Turrets from forecastle.
N7129 A17/284 (3P) C 1923
N7130 A17/285 (3P) D 1923, Distant.
N7131 A17/286 (3P) C 1926
N7132 A17/287 (7S) B 1926
N7133 A17/288 (3S) D 1927, Distant.
N7134 A17/289 (4P) C 1928
N7135 A17/290 (6P) C 1928, Close up amidships.
N7136 A17/291 (5P) D 1931
N7137 A18/292 (5P) C 1931, Distant.
N7138 A18/293 (8P) B 1931
N7139 A18/294 (7P) A 1931
N7140 A18/295 (3P) B 1931
N7141 A18/296 (5P) B 1931
N7142 A18/297 (5P) B 1931, Close up of quarter deck.
N7143 A18/298 (7S) B 1931, Close up of quarter deck.
N7144 A18/299 (5P) C 1931
N7145 A18/300 (6P) A 1931, Close up, amidships.
N7146 A18/301 (7P) B 1932
N7147 A18/302 (5P) B 1932
N7148 A18/303 (5P) B 1933
N7149 A18/304 (7P) B 1934
N7150 A19/305 (7P) B 1935
N7151 A19/307 (5S) C 1935
N7152 A19/306 (3P) C 1935
N7153 A19/308 (3S) B 1935
N7154 A19/309 (5P) D 1935, Distant.
N7155 A19/310 (2P) B 1937
N7156 A19/311 (5P) C 1937
N7151 A19/307 (5S) C 1935
N7152 A19/306 (3P) C 1935
N7153 A19/308 (3S) B 1935
N7154 A19/309 (5P) D 1935, Distant.
N7155 A19/310 (2P) B 1937
N7156 A19/311 (5P) C 1937
N7157 A19/312 (6S) C 1937
N11323 (7P) C 19 May 1937, At anchor, dressed overall.
N17098 (6P) B 9 Jan. 1920, Close detail from 'A' turret to 2nd funnel, showing ship in final stages of fitting out at the Clydebank yard of John Brown & Co. A copy negative.
N17099 (5P) B 9 Jan. 1920, Close detail of Boat deck to 'X' turret as N17098. A copy negative.

N17100 (4S) C 9 Jan. 1920, Close detail of conning tower, bridge and fore funnel as N17098. A copy negative.
N20396 (2S) B 1921-1922, At anchor.
N20397 (3S) B 1921-1922, At anchor.
N20398 (5S) B 1921-1922, Under way but still flying the Jack.
N20399 (5S) B 1921-1922, Under way but still flying the Jack.
N20400 (5S) A 1925, At anchor with awning rigged aft.
N20401 (6S) A 1925, At anchor with awning rigged aft. Secondary armament trained outboard.
N20402 (6S) B 1925, As N20401.
N20403 (5S) B 1931-1932, At anchor. Slightly distant.
N20404 (5S) B 1931-1932, At anchor. Closer.
N20405 (7S) B 1931-1932, At anchor.
N20406 (4P) B 1931, At anchor.
N20407 (3P) B 1932, At anchor with awning aft.
N20408 (3P) B 1932-1933, At anchor with awning aft.
N20409 (3P) B 1935, At anchor. Stern not sharp.
N20410 (5S) B 1935, At anchor. Slightly distant.
N20411 (3P) C 1935, At anchor.
N20412 (5S) B 1935, At anchor with awning aft and cock symbol on 'B' turret - bow and stern missing from negative.
N21785 (5S) C 1921-1922, Under way but still flying the Jack. Slightly out of focus and distant.
N22069 (3S) B Jun. 1939, Under way, approaching Portsmouth Harbour. Slightly distant.
P27730 (4P) B 1934-1935, At anchor off Southend with HMS FURIOUS (1916) astern. Awnings rigged. Slightly distant.
P27731 (4P) C 1934-1935, At anchor off Southend with awnings rigged. Slightly distant.
P2773 (4P) B 1934-1935, Very similar to P27731.
P27733 (7P) B Jul 1935, Anchored at Spithead for the Jubilee Review of King George V. Awnings rigged.
P27734 (3S) A May 1937, Anchored at Spithead for the Coronation Review of King George VI. Awnings rigged.
P27735 (4S) B May 1937, Same as P27734. HMS REPULSE (1916) astern.
N31737 (7S) B 1928, At anchor in the Firth of Forth. Awning rigged aft.
N31738 (4P) B Sep 1933, Berthed alongside Pitch House Jetty, Portsmouth. Awning rigged aft.
N31739 (3S) B 15-23 May 1935, Anchored off Southend with awnings rigged.
N31740 (3P) B 20 May 1937, Anchored in Line E at Spithead for the Coronation Review. Dressed overall.
N31741 (4S) B 15 Oct 1940, Under way in the Pentland Firth at 1600 hours. Taken from HMS DIDO.
N31742 (7P) B 4-5 Nov 1940, Anchored in Scapa Flow with HMS REPULSE and HMS FURIOUS. Distant.
G10140 (2S) B 16 Jun 1931, Anchored at Spithead flying the flag of Rear Admiral Wilfred Tomkinson. Starboard anchor cable being painted. Some scratches on negative. Slightly distant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

divider

Imperial War Museum (http://www.iwm.org.uk)

Negative #: A111
Description: On board the British battleship Rodney at sea; H.M.S. Hood back from the Mediterranean. Photo by Lt RGG Coote.
Date: 1940 | View: Starboard-Side | Restrictions: Crown Copyright

Negative #: FL 769
Description: Hood on her slip at John Brown Shipyard prior to launching.
Date: 22 August 1918 | View: Port-Stern | Restrictions: Unrestricted

Negative #: FL 770
Description: Hood on her way down the slip during her launching ceremony.
Date: 22 August 1918 | View: Port-Bow  | Restrictions: Unrestricted

Negative #: FL 771
Description: Hood at anchor in Scapa Flow
Date: 11 August 1940 | View: Starboard-Side | Restrictions: Unrestricted

Negative #: FL 772
Description: Hood at anchor.
Date: 1931 | View: Starboard-Bow | Restrictions: Unrestricted

Negative #: FL 773
Description: Hood under way.
Date: June 1931 | View: Starboard-Stern | Restrictions: Unrestricted

Negative #: FL 774
Description: Hood at anchor in Scapa Flow
Date: 09 October 1940 | View: Port-Side | Restrictions: Unrestricted

Negative #: FL 775
Description: Hood under way
Date: June 1931 | View: Starboard-Side | Restrictions: Unrestricted

Negative #: FL 776
Description: Hood under way
Date: 1934 | View: Port-Bow | Restrictions: -

Negative #: FL 22669
Description: Hood at anchor
Date: 27 June 1931 | View: Starboard-Bow | Restrictions: Crown Copyright

Negative #: HU 62561
Description: Hood 4 inch gun crew in action (HL Crawford Collection)
Date: 1940 | View: - | Restrictions: Unrestricted

Negative #: HU 62562
Description: Hood 4 inch gun crew in action
(HL Crawford Collection)
Date: 1940 | View: - | Restrictions: Unrestricted

Negative #: HU 62563
Description: Hood 4 inch gun crew in action (HL Crawford Collection)
Date: 1940 | View: - | Restrictions: Unrestricted

Negative #: HU 67486
Description: "The Battleship H.M.S. Hood"
Date: Pre-war, 1930's | View: Starboard-Stern | Restrictions: Central Press Photographs

Negative #: HU 68082
Description: "Low aerial view of H.M.S. Hood as sea during the Second World War"
Date: Unknown | View: Overhead view | Restrictions: Planet News

Negative #: HU 69050
Description: Hood at anchor (MOI Agency Ships collection)
Date: 1931 | View: Unknown | Restrictions: Unrestricted

Negative #: HU 70516
Description: Hood photographed from Prince of Wales, the evening before sinking (courtesy EC Grindley)
Date: 23 May 1941 | View: Starboard-Rear | Restrictions: Unrestricted

Negative #: HU 70685
Description: Two sailors sitting on Hood's forward 15" guns (courtesy DB Piggott)
Date: 1924 | View: - | Restrictions: Unrestricted

Negative #: HU 71922
Description: Hood moored at No. 6 wharf at Devonport (courtesy Lt EA Court-Hampton)
Date: @1925-1927 | View: Starboard-Bow | Restrictions: Unrestricted

Negative #: HU 71923
Description: Hood passing through Panama Canal during "Empire Cruise" (courtesy Lt EA Court-Hampton)
Date: July 1924 | View: Bow | Restrictions: Unrestricted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

divider

US Navy Naval Historical Center (http://www.history.navy.mil)

Negative #: NH 86392-KN
Description: H.M.S. Hood (British Battlecruiser, 1920-1941). Watercolor by Edward Tufnell, RN (Retired).

Negative #: NH 60402
Description: H.M.S. Hood (British Battlecruiser, 1920-1941). In British waters, possibly when she first went to sea in early 1920.

Negative #: NH60409
Description: H.M.S. Hood (British Battlecruiser, 1920-1941). Off Honolulu, Hawaii, 12 June 1924.

Negative #: NH60452
Description: H.M.S. Hood (British Battlecruiser, 1920-1941). In Panama Canal, July 1924.

Negative #: NH60421
Description: H.M.S. Hood (British Battlecruiser, 1920-1941). In US waters, June-July 1924.

Negative #: NH60419
Description: H.M.S. Hood (British Battlecruiser, 1920-1941). 1931-32 photo showing aircraft catapult aft.

Negative #: NH57184
Description: H.M.S. Hood (British Battlecruiser, 1920-1941). View looking aft, showing her 15" guns, taken while she was on maneuvers off Portland, England, circa 1926.

Negative #: NH60450
Description: H.M.S. Hood (British Battlecruiser, 1920-1941). Aerial view of the ship's starboard midships area, taken by a plane while Hood was off Honolulu, Hawaii, on 12 June 1924.

Negative #: NH60404
Description: H.M.S. Hood (British Battlecruiser, 1920-1941). In US waters, June-July 1924.

Negative #: NH60418
Description: H.M.S. Hood (British Battlecruiser, 1920-1941). 1931-32 photo showing aircraft catapult aft.

Negative #: NH60792
Description: H.M.S. Hood (British Battlecruiser, 1920-1941). 1931-32 photo showing aircraft catapult aft.

Negative #: NH69724
Description: Explosion of the British battlecruiser Hood, 24 May 1941. Photographed from the German heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Home Indexes

Product: HMS Hood Postcards CD
Description: A thorough compilation of over 240 Hood photo postcards spanning her entire career. A most useful resource containing excellent coverage from a variety of angles.

Product: The Empire Cruise Official Photo Album CD
Description: In 1923-24 H.M.S. Hood led the Special Service Squadron on a tour around the world. An impressive official photo album, covering the various ports of call, was made available to the men of the Squadron. This CD contains the pages of said photo album along with some additional coverage from a variant of the album made available to the 1st Light Cruiser Squadron. Excellent coverage of the Empire Cruise.

Product: Empire Cruise Programmes & Official Souvenirs CD
Description: In 1923-24 H.M.S. Hood and the Special Service Squadron visited many ports of call around the world. This excellent collection consists of over 20 souvenirs/programmes that were created to commemorate the various visits. This and the above CDs are all produced by Family History Indexes and are available, for sale through their website.