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

The following photographs were sent in to the site by Michael Mason. They are from the collection of his uncle Vernon Mason who served in Hood during the 1930s. Sadly, Vernon was later lost in the sinking of Hood in 1941.

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

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Ammunitioning ship
Above- Ammunitioning ship. 15 inch shells coming aboard.

HMS Hood in silhouette, circa 1940
Above- A silhouetted view of Hood circa 1940. Note the smoke...evidence of a strong tail wind.

Swin meet at Gibraltar, mid 1940
Above- Swimming along the ship's side at Gibraltar in mid 1940.

Hood off Scotland, late 1940
Above- Hood off Scotland in late 1940 (note the degaussing cable newly fitted to the upper portion of the hull).

4inch HA/LA gun crew in action aboard Hood
Above- A Mk XVI 4" High Angle/Low Angle gun crew in action, 1940. They are working "S3", the last 4" gun on the starboard side of the Shelter Deck.

To the right can be seen 4" ready use ammunition lockers and the aft pom pom bandstand.