-H.M.S. Hood Technical Specifications & Armament Information-
Armour and Protective Plating
Updated 06-May-2014

information on the armour and protective plating incorporated into H.M.S. Hood

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I. Hull (Vertical)

  • Main Armour Belt:
    • Length/Height- 562ft X 9ft 6in / 171.3m X 2.9m.
    • Thickness- 12in/30.5cm (max), tapering to 5in/12.7cm forward & 6in/15.2cm aft
  • Lower Armour Belt: 7in / 17.8cm
  • Bulkheads: 4in & 5in /10.2cm & 12.7cm

II. Decks (Horizontal)

  • Forecastle: 1¾ - 2in / 4.4cm - 5cm
  • Main: 1 - 3in / 2.5 - 7.6cm (averaged 2in / 5.1cm on the slope)
  • Upper: ¾in - 2in / 1.9cm - 7.6cm
  • Lower: 1 - 3in / 2.5 - 7.6cm (3in / 7.6cm amidships in vicinity of boiler rooms)

III. Superstructure

  • Conning Tower: 9 - 11in / 22.9 - 27.9cm (vertical), 2in/5cm (decks)
  • Funnel Uptakes: 1in / 2.5cm

The various amounts of armour and protective plating used in H.M.S. Hood

IV. Main Guns

  • Barbettes: 12in / 30.5cm maximum thickness
  • Gun Houses:
    • Face- 15in/38.1cm
    • Sides- 11 - 12in / 27.9 - 30.5cm
    • Rear- 11in/27.9cm
    • Roof- 5in/12.7cm