-History of H.M.S. Hood-
Career Timeline of H.M.S. Hood, Part 2
Updated 07-May-2014

The following is a timeline of Hood'scareer from launch until sinking. Much of this information was derived from her official logs by Bruce Taylor, author of the magnificent book "'The Battlecruiser H.M.S. Hood: An Illustrated History". We are most indebted to him for allowing us to borrow heavily from his information to augment our own research here until such time as we complete our own day-by-day history of Hood.

Also note that we have basic location information in our Searchable Database of Movements of H.M.S. Hood.

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HOOD in the "Roaring Twenties" (1920-1929)

-1920-

January–15 May: At Rosyth, Clydebank and possibly Greenock, Scotland for completion and trials.
01 January: Captain Wilfred Tomkinson assumed command.
09 January: Hood departs Clydebank under her own power. Trials commenced afterwards. Steam trials were conducted off the Isle of Arran that same day. Hood was possibly based at Greenock for her trials.
12–13 January: En route to Rosyth.
13 January- late February: At Rosyth. Taken in hand for docking from 20 January until late February.
19 January: Taken in hand for docking.
Late February: Departed Rosyth and returned to Clydebank.
05 March: Further increase in deck protection in vicinity of magazines authorised by Admiralty.
08 March: Official trials commenced.
18 March: Full-power trials off the Isle of Arran.
19 March: Circle-turning and steering trials.
22-23 March: Deep-load trials off the Isle of Arran.
23–24 March: En route to Rosyth.
29 March–15 May: At Rosyth. Hood was commissioned by Captain Tomkinson and 967 crew (the majority of which came from H.M.S. Lion) on 29 March.
15 April–mid-May: Taken in hand for docking. Work carried out- 15' rangefinder installed on spotting top, main topgallant mast removed, plus aircraft flying-off platforms fitted to "A" and "B" turrets.
14 May: Inspected by Royal Navy. Underwent basin trial of main engines.
15 May: Accepted from builders and fully commissioned into Royal Navy. Departed for Plymouth.

15–17 May: En-route to Cawsand Bay.

17–19 May: In Cawsand Bay. On 18 May, Rear Admiral Sir Roger Keyes took command of the Battle Cruiser Squadron. Hood became the Flagship, Battle Cruiser Squadron, Atlantic Fleet. Moved to Plymouth on 19 May.

19–25 May: At Plymouth for minor work. Moved to Cawsand Bay on 25 May.

25–29 May: In Cawsand Bay.

29 May: Hood travelled from Plymouth to Portland.

29 May–01 July: "Spring Cruise" to Scandinavia. Ships of the Battle Cruiser Squadron (Hood, H.M.S. Spencer and H.M.S. Tiger) and eight accompanying destroyers undertook a duel purpose cruise - a friendly visit to various Scandinavian lands, and a show of force to dissuade Bolshevik actions in the Baltic states:

29 May–01 June: En-route to Køge Bugt (Kioge Bay).
01–04 June: In Køge Bugt.
04–07 June: In Kalmar, Sweden.
07–13 June: In Nynäshamn. Visited by King Gustav V of Sweden.
13–15 June: Conducted exercise while en-route to Åbenrå (Apenrade), Denmark.
15–17 June: In Åbenrå
17–18 June: En-route to Copenhagen
18–23 June: In Copenhagen. Visited by King Christian of Denmark on 19 and 20 June.
23–24 June: En-route to Christiana (Oslo), Norway.
24 June–01 July: In Christiana, Norway. Visited by King Haakon on 26 and 27 June. Departed for Scapa Flow on 01 July.

01-03 July: En-route to Scapa Flow.

03-16 July: At Scapa Flow.

16 July–03 August: At Invergordon.

03–04 August: En route to Dunbar.

04–05 August: En route to Rosyth.

05–10 August: At Rosyth. On 05 August, Hood provides search parties and armed guards to board three surrendering German ships: Helgoland, Westphalen and Rügen

10–11 August: En route to Lamlash.

11–26 August: At Lamlash. Hood wins Battle Cruiser Regatta.

26–28 August: En route to Penzance.

28 August: Anchored off Isle of Scilly. Moved to Mounts Bay on 28 August.

28 August–06 September: Anchored in Mounts Bay. Moved to Devonport on 06 September.

06 September–08 October: At Devonport for minor changes to superstructure. Moved to Portland on 08 October.

08 October–03 December: At Portland

11 November: Hood supplied Marines to form guard of honour for interment of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey

03–04 December: En route to Devonport.

04 December–31 December 1921: At Devonport for more alterations.

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-1921-

01–07 January 1921: Still at Devonport.

07 January: Moved to Cawsand Bay.

07–11 January: In Cawsand Bay.

11–12 January: En route to Portland.

12–17 January: At Portland.

17 January–18 March: Spring Cruise in Spanish waters.

17 January: Departed Portland for Arousa Bay, Spain.
17–19 January: Hood put into Falmouth to ride out a heavy storm.
19–22 January: En route to Arousa Bay
22–26 January: At Arousa Bay. Visited by King Alfonso XIII on 23 January.
26 January–7 February: At Vigo.
07–09 February: En route to Gibraltar.
09–23 February: At Gibraltar.
23–25 February: En route to Arousa Bay.
25 February–18 March: At Arousa Bay. Departed for Devonport on 18 March.

18–21 March: En route to Devonport

20 March: In company with Battle Cruiser Squadron, holds memorial service over position of loss of H.M.S/m. K5 on 21 January, 120 miles SW of Isles of Scilly

21–28 March: At Devonport.

28–30 March: En route to Rosyth

30 March–21 May: At Rosyth. Taken in hand for docking between 01 April and 12 May.

31 March: Flag of Sir Walter Cowan, Rear-Admiral Commanding Battle Cruiser Squadron, hoisted. Additionally, Captain Geoffrey Mackworth assumed command of Hood. Mackworth was an excessively strict and overbearing disciplinarian (made all the more worse due to RADM Cowen's own penchant for overly strict discipline). This command would prove to be one of the unhappiest periods of Hood's career.
05–21 April: Three battalions deployed to Cowdenbeath and Dunfermline to render assistance during rail, bus and coal strikes.

21–23 May: En route to Portland

23 May–10 June: At Portland. Moved to Cawsand Bay on 10 June.

10–12 June: Anchored in Cawsand Bay. Moved to Devonport on 12 June.

12–13 July: At Devonport. Departed for exercises with Atlantic Fleet, thence to Weymouth on 13 July.

13–15 July: On exercises.

15–22 July: At Weymouth. Moved to Portland on 22 July.

22–27 July: At Portland. Departed for Cawsand Bay and Devonport on 27 July.

27–28 July: Anchored in Cawsand Bay. Moved to Devonport on 28 July.

28 July–02 September: At Devonport for refit.

02–04 September: En route to Invergordon.

4–14 September: At Invergordon.

14–24 September: At Scapa Flow.

24 September–05 October: At Invergordon.

05–07 October: At Scapa Flow.

07–10 October: At Invergordon.

10–11 October: At Shandwick Bay, Moray Firth. Departed for Invergordon on 11 October.

11–12 October: At Invergordon.

12–13 October: At Tarbet Ness.

13–17 October: At Invergordon.

17–29 October: At Scapa Flow

18–27 October: Teams from Hood participated in the Combined Fleet Regatta
18 October: Hood retains Queenstown Cup.
19 October: Hood lost Battle Cruiser 'Cock' (Silver Cockerel) to Repulse.
24 October: Hood won Battenberg Cup.
25 October: Hood won Hornby Cup.

29 October–02 November: At South Sutor, Cromarty Firth.

02–03 November: At Pt Knocks, Cromarty Firth.

03–09 November: At Invergordon.

09–11 November: At South Sutor.

11–13 November: At Invergordon.

13–15 November: En route to Portland

15 November–03 December: At Portland. Between 24 and 26 November, concert parties given by 'The Frolics'.

03–05 December: In Plymouth Sound. Moved to Devonport on 05 December.

05 December–31 December 1922: At Devonport

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-1922-

01–09 January: Still at Devonport.

09–17 January: In Falmouth Bay. Departed for Arousa Bay on 17 January.

17 January–08 April: Spring Cruise to Spain and Mediterranean:

17–20 January: En route to Arousa Bay.
20–25 January: At Arousa Bay.
25–27 January: En route to Gibraltar.
27 January–06 February: At Gibraltar. Departed for Combined Fleet exercises and Pollença Bay on 06 February.
06–09 February: En route to Pollença Bay.
09–20 February: At Pollença Bay.
20–21 February: En route to Toulon, France.
21 February–01 March: At Toulon.
01–02 March: En route to Valencia.
02–06 March: At Valencia.
06–08 March: En route to Málaga.
08–14 March: At Málaga. On 11 March, a sailing race was held for the Squadron Cup. Departed from Málaga, bound for Gibraltar @0245. Conducted a night gunnery exercise with H.M.S. Renown using starshell.
14 –15 March: En-route to Gibraltar.
15–22 March: At Gibraltar. Conducted numerous drills to include Landing party, Marine detachment and gunnery drills). Along with H.M.S. Repulse, departed from Gibraltar bound for Vigo, Spain.
22–25 March: En-route to Vigo. While en-route on 23 & 24 March, conducted inclination exercises with 1st Battle Squadron. H.M.S. Warspite and H.M.S. Valiant temporarily joined Battle Cruisers for WT screening trials. Warspite and Valiant parted companywith Hood and Repulse later in the day. Hood and Repulse conducted torpedo practice on the second day.
25 March–08 April: At Vigo, Spain. Conducted numerous short cruises and drills. Departed for Plymouth on 08 April.

08–10 April: En-route to Plymouth. Conducted full power, gunnery and torpedo trials en-route Hood was struck by 2 dummy torpedoes during a 10 April torpedo exercise but was assessed to have survived the blows with little damage. Anchored in Cawsand Bay on 10 April.

10–11 April: Anchored in Cawsand Bay. Moved to Plymouth on 11 April.

11–14 April:At Plymouth.

14–17 April:En-route to Rosyth.

17 April–08 May:At Rosyth. Taken in hand for docking on 19 April. Hood was berthed in No. 2 dock. Northcountrymen given 2 weeks leave. Remaining crew employed in the cleaning, repairing and painting of the ship. Considerable time spent on scrubbing Hood's bottom.

08 May: Departed Rosyth bound for Plymouth. Conducted sea boat crew training while en-route

10–31 May: At Devonport. Leave given to both watches. One crewman sent to prison.

01–22 June: At Devonport. On 20 & 21 June, fired salutes and raised cheers for HRH the Prince of Wales during his visit to Devonport. Departed for Weymouth on 22 June. Conducted submarine attack exercises en-route

22–26 June: At Weymouth. Departed for Swanage Bay on 26 June. Conducted submarine attack exercises and sub-calibre practice.

27 June: Returned to Devonport. Conducted inclination exercise with the 1st Division of the 1st Battle Squadron. Also conducted sub-calibre and torpedo firing. Anchored in Swanage Bay.

28–29 June: En-route from Swanage to Portland. Prepared to conduct sub-calibre and 5.5" firings, but cancelled plans late in the day.

29–30 June: At Portland. Departed for Weymouth on 30 June. Conducted 15" gun firings en-route

30 June–01 July: At Weymouth.

01–02 July: En-route to Torbay. Conducted inclination exercises en-route

02–06 July: At Torbay. His Majesty King George V came aboard to inspect ship's companies on 05 July.

06–07 July: At Weymouth.

07–08 July: En-route to Devonport. While en-route, conducted "Nurnberg" firing practice (we believe this to mean that Hood fired against former SMS Nürnburg target ship).

08 July–14 August: At Devonport.

14–17 August: En-route to Gibraltar.

17–20 August: At Gibraltar.

20 August–02 November: Brazilian and West Indies Cruise.

20–24 August: En-route with H.M.S. Repulse to São Vicente (St Vincent). On 22 August, conducted search for Boy 1st Class Alfred Field. Field was missing and presumed fallen overboard/drowned. On 23 August, conducted 5.5" throw off firing and a WT exercise with Repulse.
24–26 August: At São Vicente. On 25 August, held Court of Enquiry on Alfred Field.
26 August–03 September: Travelled from São Vicente to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. While en-route, Hood and Repulse conducted 5.5" throw off firing, High Angle exercises, torpedo exercises and 15" throw off firing. On 29 August, stopped briefly at the Equator for "crossing the line" ceremony.
03–14 September: At Rio de Janeiro. Purpose of visit was to represent Great Britain during Brazilian Independence celebration. Members of crew participated in a "mini Olympics" against members of other navies (which included Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and the United States).
07 September: Hood's naval battalion marches through city; illuminates ship.
09 September: Hood triumphs in International Regatta. Ship visited by President of Brazil.
10 September: Hood Wins Midshipmen's cutter race but comes in second in Seamen's cutter race.
11 September: Hood wins eight out of 15 athletic events, including tug-of-war.
13 September: Hood hosts illuminated water pageant in Botofoga Bay.
14–15 September: En-route to Santos.
15–20 September: At Santos.
20–30 September: En-route to Trinidad. While en-route, Hood and Repulse conducted concentration exercises, searchlight exercise, inclination exercises, night (and day) gunnery practice (15" and 5.5"), High Angle practice and torpedo exercises.
30 September–10 October: At Trinidad. Saluted dignitaries. Cleaned ship and conducted sea boat, fire control and anchor handling exercises.
10–11 October: En-route to Barbados. Conducted torpedo exercise en-route
11–16 October: At Barbados. Conducted general drills. Saluted dignitaries.
16–17 October: En-route to St Lucia.
17–20 October: At St. Lucia. Saluted dignitaries. Carried-out gunnery programme. Departed for Las Palmas 20 October. Conducted night time torpedo exercise en-route
20–30 October: En-route from St Lucia to Las Palmas. Stopped at Dominica on 21 October. Conducted sub calibre, High Angle and 15" firing exercises with Repulse. On 29 October, stopped briefly to conduct a memorial service for Boy 1st Class Alfred Field.
30 October–02 November: At Las Palmas. Departed for Gibraltar on 02 November.

02–04 November: En-route to Gibraltar. Conducted full power and 20 knot trials. Conducted gunnery and inclination exercises.

04–30 November: At Gibraltar. Saluted and conducted tours for dignitaries (Governor and Vice Admiral of Gibraltar). General cleaning and maintenance (painting of ship's boats). Exercised main derrick. Conducted General Drill.

15 -17 November: Participated in Battle Cruiser Squadron Regatta.

30 November–03 December: En-route from Gibraltar to Devonport.

03–31 December: At Devonport. Exercised fire stations, cleaned/provisioned ship and gave leave to both watches.

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-1923-

01–06 January: Still at Devonport. Travelled to Portland on 06 January. Conducted action stations exercises En-route Also conducted inclination exercises with H.M.S. Resolution.
06–10 January : At Portland. Departed with Atlantic Fleet for Gibraltar on 10 January.

10 January–31March:Spring Cruise to Spain and Mediterranean:

10–15 January: En-route to Gibraltar. Conducted evasion and engagement exercises, Exercise involved engagements against battleships, cruisers and submarines. Hood was "hit" by torpedoes resulting in a negative grade.
15 January–01 February: At Gibraltar. While there, conducted crew drills, sub-calibre practice, gunnery exercises (day and night) plus torpedo exercises in co-operation with Repulse. While conducting night firings, employed star shell and search lights. Also exercised steam pinnace crews plus cleaned and painted the ship. On 31 January, discharged PO Thomas Broad (alias Coombis) who died as the result of an acute haemorrhage of the pancreas. At Devonport. Exercised fire stations. Cleaned and provisioned ship. Gave leave to both watches. Travelled to Málaga on 01 February. While en-route, conducted submarine exercise in conjunction with H.M.S. Repulse and H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth.
01–06 February: At Málaga. Cleaned ship, conducted boat/pinnace training plus exercised gunnery programme. On 05 February, Squadron at Home to residents of Malaga.
06–07 February: Travelled to Cartagena with Repulse. Conducted WT trials with Repulse while en-route.
07–08 February: At Cartagena. Saluted numerous dignitaries.
08–16 February: At Valencia. Tested life buoys, practised handling of various anchors. Conducted additional boat practice.On 14 February Squadron at home to residents of Valencia.
16–17 February: En-route to Gibraltar. Carried out 5.5" throw-off firing with Repulse, plus conducted antisubmarine exercises while under way.
17 February–24 March: While in Gibraltar, Hood's company took part in a march/review first for the Rear Admiral commanding the Battle Cruiser Squadron, then again for the Commander-in Chief, Atlantic Fleet. Additional cleaning of ship.
24–26 March: En route to Arousa Bay
26–31 March: At Arousa Bay. Departed for Devonport on 31 March.

31 March–3 April: En route to Devonport.

03–21 April: At Devonport.

21–23 April: En route to Rosyth.

23 April–12 May: At Rosyth. Taken in hand for docking 23 April-11 May.

12–14 May: En route to Devonport.

14 May–21 June: At Devonport. Taken in hand for a refit, 15 May-20 June.

15 May: Hood was paid off, then recommissioned as Flagship, Battle Cruiser Squadron, Atlantic Fleet. Rear Admiral Sir Frederic L. Field assumed command of the Battle Cruiser Squadron. Captain John Knowles ImThurn assumed command of Hood.

21 June: Departed Devonport for Portland.

21–25 June: At Portland. Travelled to Bournemouth on 25 June.

25–26 June: At Bournemouth.

26 June–18 July 1923: Scandinavian Cruise (Battle Cruiser Squadron):

26–29 June: En route with H.M.S. Repulse and the destroyer Snapdragon for Christiania (Oslo).
29 June–07 July:At Christiania.
02 July: Hood visited by King Haakon VII and Queen Maud of Norway.
07–16 July: At Ålborg Bugt. Departed for Portland on 16 July.

16–18 July: En route to Portland.

18–19 July: At Portland.

19–20 July: En route to Torbay.

20–27 July: At Torbay.

27 July–03 September: At Devonport. Taken in hand for a refit, 31 July-31 August.

03–28 September: At Portland.

28–30 September: En route to Invergordon.

30 September–15 October: At Invergordon.

15–16 October: En route to Rosyth.

16–31 October: At Rosyth. Taken in hand for docking, 17-30 October.

31 October–2 November: En route to Portsmouth

02–03 November: At Portsmouth.

03–04 November: En route to Devonport

04–27 November: At Devonport

05–26 November: Taken in hand in preparation for Cruise of the Special Service Squadron. Sir Frederick Field assumed command of the Squadron as acting Vice-Admiral.

27 November 1923–29 September: The "Cruise of the Special Service Squadron" (AKA "Empire Cruise" or "World Cruise"). Hood was the centrepiece of the famous public relations cruise around the world. For a detailed account and photos of the cruise please see our article on the "Cruise of the Special Service Squadron".

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-1924-

January–September: Continued "Empire Cruise."

21–28 September: En-route to Devonport. The Battle Cruiser Squadron was rejoined by the 1st Light Cruiser Squadron off Lizard Point on 28 September.

28 September–5 November: At Devonport. Taken in hand for partial refit, 28 September-05 November.

05–07 November: En route to Rosyth.

07–23 November: At Rosyth. Taken in hand for docking, 07-22 November.

23–25 November: En route to Devonport.

25 November–31 December: At Devonport. Taken in hand for docking, 25 November 1924–10 January 1925 to complete refit.

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-1925-

01-14 January: Still At Devonport undergoing refit.

14 January: Departed Devonport for Portland.

14–19 January: At Portland. Departed for Lisbon, Portugal on 19 January.

19 January–29 March: Spring Cruise to Portugal, Spain and Mediterranean:

19–23 January: En route to Lisbon, Portugal.
23–30 January: At Lisbon. Participated in Vasco da Gama celebrations. Hood's Naval Brigade marched through city.
30–31 January: En route to Gibraltar.
31 January–23 February: At Gibraltar.
23–24 February: En route to Palma de Majorca.
24 February–02 March: At Palma.
02–03 March: En route to Almería.
03–05 March: At Almería. Departed for Gibraltar on 05 March.
05–06 March: En route to Gibraltar.
06–11 March: At Gibraltar.
11–14 March: En route to Palma.
14–17 March: At Palma. Departed for exercises on 17 March.
17–18 March: On exercises. Returned to Palma upon completion.
18–21 March: At Palma.
21–22 March: En route to Gibraltar.
22–29 March: At Gibraltar. Departed for Devonport on 29 March.

29 March–01 April: En route to Devonport.

01 April–08 May: At Devonport Taken in hand for alterations, 03 April-07 May.

30 April: Flag of Sir Cyril Fuller, Rear-Admiral Commanding Battle Cruiser Squadron, hoisted. Captain H.O. Reinold assumed command of Hood.

08–11 May: En route to Invergordon.

11–31 May: At Invergordon.

31 May–01 June: En route to Rosyth

01–22 June: At Rosyth.

22–23 June: En route to Portree, Isle of Skye.

23 June–01 July: At Portree.

01–06 July: At Portrush, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

06–10 July: At Greenock

10–17 July: At Lamlash.

15 July: Participated in Battle Cruiser Squadron Regatta.

17–19 July: En route to Portland.

19–28 July: At Portland.

28 July–01 September: At Devonport. Taken in hand for repairs, 04-31 August.

01–14 September: At Portland.

14–17 September: En route to Invergordon

17 September–19 October: At Invergordon

19–20 October: En route to Rosyth

20 October–21 November: At Rosyth. Taken in hand for docking and repairs, 04-20 November.

21–23 November: En route to Devonport.

23 November–31 December: At Devonport. Taken in hand for refit, 26 November-06 January 1926.

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-1926-

01–12 January: Still at Devonport undergoing refit.

06 January: Refit completed, ship paid off.
07 January: Re-commissioned for further service as Flagship, Battle Cruiser Squadron, Atlantic Fleet.

12 January: Departed Devonport for Arousa Bay.

12 January–27 March: Spring Cruise to Spain and Mediterranean:

12–15 January: En route to Arousa Bay.
15–21 January: At Arousa Bay.
21–23 January: En route to Gibraltar.
23 January–24 February: At Gibraltar.
24–27 February: En route to Palmas Bay, Sardinia.
27 February–03 March: At Palmas Bay.
03–05 March: En route to Palma de Majorca.
05–09 March: At Palma.
09–11 March: En route to Gibraltar.
11–18 March: At Gibraltar.
18–20 March: En route to Arousa Bay.
20–27 March: At Arousa Bay. Departed for Devonport on 27 March.

27–29 March: En route to Devonport.

29 March–03 May: At Devonport. Taken in hand for alterations and additions, 28 April-03 May.

03 May: Departed Devonport for Tail o' th' Bank (Greenock) to assist during General Strike.

03–04 May: En route to Tail o' th' Bank.

04–31 May: At Tail o' th' Bank. Departed for trials on 31 May.

31 May–04 June: Trials off the Isle of Arran. Returned to Tail o' th' Bank upon completion.

04–24 June: At Tail o' th' Bank.

24–26 June: En route to Rosyth.

26 June–02 July: At Rosyth.

02–04 July: En route to Shoeburyness.

04–07 July: At Shoeburyness.

07–08 July: En route to Torbay.

08–15 July: At Torbay.

15 July–02 September: At Portsmouth. Taken in hand for docking, 21 July-30 August.

30 August: Visited Spithead.

02–04 September: En route to Scarborough.

04–07 September: At Scarborough.

07–09 September: En route to Invergordon

09 September–24 October: At Invergordon.

24–28 October: En route to Portland

28 October–17 November: At Portland.

30 October: Participates in tactical exercises staged by the Atlantic Fleet off Portland for benefit of delegates of the Imperial Conference. Departed Portland for Devonport on 17 November.

17 November–31 December: At Devonport. Taken in hand for a refit, 22 November-24 December.

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-1927-

01–07 January: Still at Devonport.

7–17 January: At Portland. Departed for Arousa Bay on 17 January.

17 January–26 March: Spring Cruise to Spain and Mediterranean:

17–20 January: En route to Arousa Bay.
20–25 January: At Arousa
25–26 January: En route to Gibraltar.
26 January–02 March: At Gibraltar.
02–04 March: En route to Lagos, Portugal.
04–08 March: At Lagos. Departed for exercises and Gibraltar.
08–10 March: On exercises.
10–17 March: At Gibraltar.
17–19 March: En route to Arousa Bay.
19–26 March: At Arousa Bay. Departed Arousa Bay for Devonport on 26 March.

26–28 March: En route to Devonport

28 March–02 May: At Devonport. Taken in hand for repairs while available, 05-30 April.

02–06 May: En route to Invergordon.

06 May–07 June: At Invergordon.

21 May: Flag of Frederic C. Dreyer, Rear-Admiral Commanding Battle Cruiser Squadron, hoisted. Captain Wilfred F. French assumed command of Hood.

07–08 June: En route to Gareloch.

08–15 June: At Gareloch.

15–16 June: En route to Helensburgh.

16–24 June: At Helensburgh.

24–29 June: At Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland.

29 June–01 July: En route to Portland.

01–07 July: At Portland.

07–08 July: En route to Portsmouth.

8 July–30 August: At Portsmouth. Taken in hand for docking, 13-19 July.

30 August–02 September: En route to Invergordon.

02 September–26 October: At Invergordon.

26–27 October: En route to South Queensferry.

27 October–2 November: At South Queensferry.

02–04 November: En route to Portland.

04–07 November: At Portland

7 November: Departed Portland for Devonport

07 November–31 December: At Devonport (07 Nov - 04 Jan 1928). Taken in hand for a refit, 10 November- 29 December.

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-1928-

01–04 January: Still at Devonport.

04–10 January: At Portland. Departed for Vigo on 10 January.

10 January–22 March: Spring Cruise to Spain and Mediterranean:

10–13 January: En route to Vigo.
13–23 January: At Vigo.
23–25 January: En route to Gibraltar.
25 January–07 March: At Gibraltar.
07–10 March: At Málaga. Visited by Queen Ena, Prince Jaime and Infantas of Spain on 09 March.
10–13 March: At Gibraltar.
13–14 March: En route to Málaga.
14 March: Briefly at Málaga.
14–16 March: On exercises.
16–22 March: At Gibraltar. Departed for Portland on 22 March.

22–28 March: En route to Portland.

28 March–03 April: At Portland.

03–04 April: En route to Devonport. Participates in tactical exercises staged by the Atlantic Fleet off Portland in honour of King Amanullah of Afghanistan on 03 April.

04–30 April: At Devonport. Taken in hand for repairs while available, 09-28 April.

30 April–04 May: En route to Invergordon.

04 May–04 June: At Invergordon.

04–08 June: At Scapa Flow.

08–09 June: En route to South Queensferry.

09–11 June: At South Queensferry.

11–12 June: En route to Invergordon.

12–13 June: En route to Loch Kishorn.

13–18 June: At Loch Kishorn.

18–19 June: En route to Ballachulish.

19–25 June: At Ballachulish.

25–27 June: En route to Portsmouth

27 June–02 August: At Portsmouth. Taken in hand for refit, 03 - 31 July

02–03 August: En route to Devonport

03 August–05 September: At Devonport. Taken in hand for alterations, 07-31 August.

27 August: Paid off.
28 August: Re-commissioned for further service as Flagship, Battle Cruiser Squadron, Atlantic Fleet.

05–08 September: En route to Invergordon.

08 September–23 October: At Invergordon.

29 September–04 October: Admiral the Earl Jellicoe aboard for autumn gunnery cruise.

23–24 October: En route to South Queensferry.

24–31 October: At South Queensferry.

31 October–2 November: En route to Portland.

2–14 November: At Portland

14–15 November: En route to Devonport

15 November–31 December: At Devonport. Taken in hand for repairs, 16 November-01 January 1929.

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-1929-

01–09 January: Still at Devonport.

09–12 January: At Portland. Departed Portland for exercises and Falmouth on 12 January.

12–15 January: At Falmouth. Departed for Arousa Bay on 15 January.

10 January–07 April: Spring Cruise to Spain and Mediterranean:

15–18 January: En route to Arousa Bay
18–22 January: At Arousa Bay.
22–25 January: En route to Gibraltar.
25 January–26 February: At Gibraltar.
26–28 February: En route to Barcelona.
28 February–06 March: At Barcelona.
06–07 March: En route to Palma de Majorca.
07–13 March: At Palma.
13–23 March: At Pollença Bay.
23–26 March: En route to Gibraltar.
26 March–02 April: At Gibraltar. Departed for Portsmouth on 02 April.

02–06 April: En route to Portsmouth

06 April: Flag of Sir Frederic Dreyer, Vice-Admiral Commanding Battle Cruiser Squadron, transferred to H.M.S. Repulse

06–07 April: En route to Devonport

07 April–1 May: At Devonport. Taken in hand for repairs, 10-27 April.

01 May–31 December: At Portsmouth (actual dates 01 May 1929-16 June 1931). Hood was paid off and taken in hand for a 2 year long major refit (03 June 1929-10 March 1931).