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15 in battlecruiser HMS Hood firing a broadside during training - from the Best same sequence as the similar Renown picture nearby. Note her additional stern turret.

Powerful: The British battle cruiser HMS Hood pictured docked at the Devonport Dockyard, Devon, in 1928, lost more than 1,400 men when it was attacked

Hunt for HMS Hood's bell to provide memorial to ship's 1,415 crew who drowned when it was sunk by the Bismark in 1941

Powerful: The British battle cruiser HMS Hood pictured docked at the Devonport Dockyard, Devon, in lost more than men when it was attacked

A and B turrets, HMS Hood 1940 HMS Hood’s forward 15" turrets, with a 4" gun’s crew under training in the foreground. The leading seaman, (noted) standing on the extreme left, behind the man with the 4" projectile, is leading seaman W Dowdell, who lost his life on 24 May 1941 along with 1414 other members of the ship’s company, there being just three survivors when the ship was sunk in action by the German battleship Bismarck. Colourised by Royston Leonard

peerintothepast: “ A and B turrets, HMS Hood 1940 HMS Hood’s forward turrets, with a gun’s crew under training in the foreground. The leading seaman, (noted) standing on the extreme left,.

HMS Hood My Grampy was lead stoker aboard HMS Hood several times.

A historic attempt to recover the bell of the Second World War battle-cruiser HMS Hood has been postponed due to bad weather.

HMS Hood sank on 24 May 1941 after being hit by several shells fired by the Bismark during the Battle of Denmark Strait, one of the fiercest naval encounters of the war

HMS Hood's bell lifted from Atlantic seabed 74 years after it was sunk

HMS Hood fires a broadside! Hood sank on 24 May after being hit by several shells fired by the German Bismarck (during the Battle of the Denmark Strait).

HMS Hood coming into the harbour at Malta mid 1938. (coloured by Colin Rowe)

15 in battlecruiser HMS Hood entering harbour in Malta during the when…

Admiral Graf Spee at the 1937 coronation of King George VI, with HMS Hood and an R class battleship

KSM Admiral Graf Spee at the 1937 coronation of King George VI, with HMS Hood and an R class battleship

HMS Hood - 15 Inch Shells being loaded "on deck" - Royal Navy (Malta)

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HMS Hood in New Zealand in 1924, at the time the largest warship afloat. Here we can see her forward 15 inch naval guns, and her armoured front conning tower.

HMS Hood in New Zealand in at the time the largest warship afloat. Here we can see her forward 15 inch Naval Guns, and her armoured front Conning Tower.

Colourised photo of HMS Hood during the 1924 world cruise.

HMS Hood - Front Conning Tower - Central Conning Tower (amid smoke stacks) - plus "A" and "B" naval gun turrets

HMS HOOD

Head-on view of battlecruiser HMS Hood [1,060x1,600]

15 in battlecruiser HMS Hood - for most of the inter-war years the largest warship in the world. She famously succumbed to the modern German battleship Bismarck on 24 May with only 3 survivors. Many pictures of this iconic ship on this board.

Battlecruiser HMS Hood (left) and battleship HMS Barham in Malta Harbour, 1937. Both these famous ships were to be sunk in 1941 (Hood by Bismarck in May, and Barham by a U boat in November) - other pictures elsewhere on this Board.

Battlecruiser HMS Hood (left) and battleship HMS Barham in Malta Harbour, Both these famous ships were to be sunk in 1941 (Hood by Bismarck in May, and Barham by a U boat in November)

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