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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Mascots Ginger (left) and Fishcakes (right)
Above- Hood's cats - "Ginger" (left) and "Fishcakes" (right) in the late 1930s.

Haile Selassie aboard Hood during the start of his 1936-1941 exile
Above- Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia visits Hood in May/June 1936 as he goes into exile.

Forward turret day shoot, circa 1937 or 1938
Above- Forward turrets firing during a day shoot (during 1937-1938)

Hoods bow taking green water, circa 1937 or 1938
Above- Rough seas over Hood's bows (sometime during 1937 or 1938).

Target practice astern of Hood
Above- Small calibre shells falling astern of Hood during a 1937-1938 practice shoot. She is towing a gunnery target for the battle cruiser Repulse.

Night shoot with the rear turrets
Above- "X" and "Y" turrets during a night shoot.