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.

Chainbar divider

Ships in port at Gibraltar
Above- Ships in port.

Retrieving a practice torpedo alongside the port side of the quarterdeck
Above- Retrieving a practice torpedo from the port side of the quartdeck.

A boat returning a torpedo alongside the port quarterdeck
Above- One of the ship's boats comes alongside (presumably to offload a practice torpedo).

Crewmen on H.M.S. Hoods focsle
Above- A group of lads on the focsle.

A seaboat rowing to reach H.M.S. Hood
Above- A view of the seaboat attempting to catch-up to Hood.

Insurgent Fleet at Palma, 1938
Above- "The insurgent fleet, Palma 1938".

Hood in heavy seas, 1940
Above- Hood in heavy seas, 1940. This was taken from on board a French warship.

The destroyer Jupiter
Above- The Spanish minelayer Jupiter.

The Spanish cruiser Canarias
Above- The Spanish heavy cruiser Canarias.

Sailors swimming in the dock
Above- Lads swmming in the dock.

Ships in port
Above- Ships in port.