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

The following photographs were sent in to the site by Jim Higginson. They are from the collection of his father, Marine James Roland Higginson who served in Hood from May 1937 to May 1939. The photos are all from 1937 and 1938, when Hood was assigned to the Mediterranean Fleet. There are a wide variety of shots of the ship, her crew plus other ships and various ports of call.

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

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Collection 4 - Various Ports of Call

Barcelona, Spain as seen from aboard Hood
Above- Barcelona, Spain as seen from aboard Hood

The Statue of Columbus pointing to America
Above- The Statue of Columbus pointing to America. Barcelona was the port from which he sailed for the New World.

Palm Beach, Cannes, France
Above- Palm Beach, Cannes, France

Corfu, Greece
Above- Looking across the town (Corfu, Greece)

220 hurdles men racing at Corrodina
Above- 220 hurdles (Hood men racing at Corrodina)

Gibraltar Ape
Above- One of the handsome indigenous inhabitants of the Rock of Gibraltar

Sea Front, Palma de Majorca
Above- The Sea Front, Palma de Majorca

Marseilles, France
Above- Going ashore (Marseilles, France)

Marseilles, France
Above- Marseilles from the ship with the cathedral in the distance

A postcard from Monte Carlo, France
Above- A postcard from Monte Carlo, France

English Hotel, Nice, France
Above- English Hotel, Nice, France

Split, Yugoslavia
Above- Split, Yugoslavia

The Harbour, St Florent, Corsica
Above- The Harbour at Bastia, Corsica, May 1938. In the background, you can see the Church of Saint John Baptist.

Carnival at Valleta, Malta
Above- Carnival at Valleta, Malta