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

The following photographs were sent in to the site by the H. Slack Estate. They are from the collection of Chief Petty Officer Arthur Howard Slack. Howard, as he was known, served in Hood during the late 1930s and early 1940s. He is believed to have left the ship shortly before her final mission. The bulk of his collection is from Hood's time in the Mediterranean Fleet (1936-1939).

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

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H.M.S. Hood alongside the detached mole at Gibraltar, circa 1936
Above- Hood moored alongside the detached mole at Gibraltar. This photo was taken sometime between 1936 and early 1939.

Awning shading the  port side of H.M.S. Hoods quarterdeck, circa 1937
Above- A view of the port side of the quarterdeck, looking aft, likely in 1937 or 1938. Note the awning used in sunny/tropical climates. Also note the barbette for "X" gun house on the left.

Awning shading the  port side of H.M.S. Hoods quarterdeck, circa 1937
Above- A similar view of the quarterdeck.

A view of H.M.S. Hoods newly installed aft pom pom bandstand, circa late 1937 or early 1938
Above- Late 1937/early 1938, A view of the newly erected pom pom bandstand and the quarterdeck.

H.M.S. Hoods forward guns trained to port, circa 1937 or 1938
Above- The "business" end of Hood, 1937 or 1938. The forward turret group are shown here trained to the port beam.

H.M.S. Hoods Diary of Main Movements, Oct 1936 through Sept 1937
Above- Diary of Main Movements. This particular page shows the ports of call visited by Hood between October 1936 and September 1937.

H.M.S. Hoods Diary of Main Movements, Sept 1937 through Apr 1938
Above- Another section of the Diary of Main Movements. This page shows the ports of call visited by Hood between September 1937 and April 1938.

H.M.S. Hoods Diary of Main Movements, Apr 1938 through Jan 1939
Above- One last section of the Diary of Main Movements. This page shows the ports of call visited by Hood between April 1938 and January 1939.

The rock of Gibraltar, circa 1937 or 1938
Above & Below- The "Rock" of Gibraltar, 1937 or 1938.
The rock of Gibraltar, circa 1937 or 1938

Sailors lounging abreast H.M.S. Hoods forward gun house group, circa 1937 or 1938
Above- Some of the lads basking in the warm sun abreast the forward gun barbettes. This is likely from 1937 or 1938.