Photos & Graphics of H.M.S. Hood
The H.M.S. Hood Association Photo Collection - Association Trip to Germany, Late 1970s/Early 1980s, Part 1
Updated 07-May-2014

The photos on this page are take from a trip to Germany by members of the H.M.S. Hood Association. The trip was made during the late 1970s or early 1980s. Veterans met up with their counterparts from the Kameradschaft "Schlachtschiff Bismarck" (Bismarck Association). The images are taken from a set of slides held by veteran Ken "Nobby" Clark.

Important Notice: These photos are the property of the H.M.S. Hood Association and may not be downloaded and/or used elsewhere without the Hood Association Committee's express permission.

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Ken Clark and another Association Member in Germany
Ken "Nobby" Clark on the right with another unidentified Association member.
They are standing in front of a hunting statue in Friedrichsruhe, in the Sachesenwald near Hamburg.
This statue, as well as the Battleship Bismarck memorial are near the mausoleum of Otto von Bismarck.

Bismarck (left) and Hood (right) veterans on the Bismarck family estate
Nobby must have taken this one. The gentleman on the left is a Bismarck veteran and on the right a Hood veteran.

German naval officers
Here we seem to have three modern day German Officers.
They are standing in front of Otto von Bismarck's mausoleum.

Ken Clark laying a wreath at the Bismarck memorial
Nobby with wreath before the memorial service

Ken Clark holding the H.M.S. Hood Association wreath

German veterans holding wreaths
This and the following photos show the massive German wreaths laid at the memorial service at Friedrichsruhe.
Germans holding wreaths
Nobby Clark and Germans holding memorial wreaths
Bismarck and Hood wreaths
Bismarck and Hood wreaths

German veterans and associates at Laboe
German veterans before the service. They appear to be at the Hamburg-Ohlsdorf cemetery.