Photos & Graphics of H.M.S. Hood
The Douglas Sizer Photo Collection (Part 2)
Updated 07-Feb-2017

The following photographs & images were sent in to the site by Gill Walford, the niece of crewman Douglas Sizer. These consist primarily of photos associated with his service aboard Hood in the mid to late 1930s.

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

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H.M.S. Hood towing H.M.S. Repulse
Above- H.M.S. Hood towing H.M.S. Repulse


Above- A view aft during Hood's stay in the drydock at Malta

H.M.S. Hood leads the Battle Cruiser Squadron with her quarterdeck awash
Above- H.M.S. Hood leads the Battle Cruiser Squadron with her quarterdeck awash

Hood Crewmen lounging on the starboard side just aft of the B turret breakwater, circa 1937/1938
Above- Hood crewmen lounging on the starboard side just aft of the B turret breakwater, circa 1937/1938

H.M.S. Hood at a Mediterranean port of call
Above- H.M.S. Hood at a Mediterranean port of call

H.M.S. Hood full power trials
Above- H.M.S. Hood full power trials

Transferring sick rating from/to H.M.S. Hood
Above- Transferring sick rating from/to H.M.S. Hood

H.M.S. Hood lit-up for the Coronation of King George V
Above- H.M.S. Hood lit-up for the Coronation of King George V

A 15 inch gun is hoisted above H.M.S. Hood's"Y" turret
Above- A 15 inch gun is hoisted above H.M.S. Hood's"Y" turret

H.M.S. Hood firing a 5.5" gun
Above- H.M.S. Hood firing a 5.5" gun. In the foreground is Royal Marine Royal Marine, Lawrence Gill (PO/X 1854)

Destroyer H.M.S. Wren ( lost in 1940 to German bombers)
Above- Destroyer H.M.S. Wren ( lost in 1940 to German bombers)

Douglas Sizer as a senior rating
Above- Douglas as a senior rating

Hood in the floating drydock at Malta
Above- H.M.S. Hood Hood in the floating drydock at Malta