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

The following photographs were sent in to the site by Chris Johnson of Tawa, New Zealand. Incredibly, they had been found in a rubbish dump and were only narrowly saved! They show Hood during her May 1924 visit to New Zealand during the Cruise of the Special Service Squadron (Empire Cruise).

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

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The Royal Marine Band from H.M.S. Hood marching to the New Zealand Parliament building
Above and Below- Hood's Marines parade on their way to the New Zealand Parliament building
H.M.S. Hoods Royal Marine Band marching to the New Zealand Parliament building

New Zealand Parliament building, 1924
Above- New Zealand's Parliament building

H.M.S. Repulse in New Zealand, 1924
Above- Hood's "cousin" and partner during the Empire Cruise, H.M.S. Repulse

The bridge of H.M.S. Hood, 1924
Above- The Conning Tower, Superstructure and Spotting Top tower over everything.

H.M.S. Hood and H.M.S. Repulse in New Zealand, 1924
Above- Hood and Repulse (background) docked.