British Ships Involved

Battle Cruisers

HMS Hood

HMS Hood (Admiral Class)
General Details
Nationality British
Type Battle Cruiser
Builder J. Brown, Clydebank. United Kingdom
Laid down 1 September 1916
Launched 22 august 1918
Commissioned 5 March 1920
Fate Sunk: 24 May 1941 off Iceland
Commanders Wilfred Tomkinson 9 Januar 1920 - 31 March 1921
Geoffrey Mackworth 31 March 1921 - May 1923
John K. Im Thurn May 1923 - April 1925
H.O. Reinold April 1925 - May 1927
Wilfred French May 1927 - May 1929
W.M. Phipps-Hornby 17 May 1929 - 12 May 1931
J.F.C. Patterson May 1931 - August 1932
Thomas H. Binney August 1932 - August 1933
F.J.B. Tower 30 August 1933 - 1935
Arthur Francis Pridham February 1936 - 20 August 1937
Harold T.C. Walker 20 August 1937 - January 1939
Irvine G. Glennie May 1939 - 15 February 1941
Ralph Kerr 15 February 1941 - 24 May 1941
Displacement
Standard 41,125 tons (design)
42,037 tons (1931)
42,752 tons (1939)
43,360 tons (1940)
Full Load 46,880 tons (design)
48,000 tons (1931)
48,650 tons (1939)
48,360 tons (1940)
Dimensions
Lenght (waterline) 850.5' (259.2 m)
Lenght (Overall) 860.7' (262.3 m)
Beam 104.2' (31.7 m) over bulges
95' (28.9 m) waterline
Draft 28.5' (Avg)
33.3' (10.2 m) (Max)
Armament
Main Battery 8 x 15" (381 mm)/42 cal MkI (4x2)
2 MkII turrets forward, 2 MkII turrets aft
Secondary Battery 12 x 5.5"/50 cal BL Mk I (10x1)
2 removed August 1939
All removed 1940
AA 4 x 4" (102 mm)/45 cal QF HA MkIII (4x1), all removed 1939
2 x 4" (102 mm)/45 cal QF HA MkV (2x1)
2 added 1938 (total 4)
2 removed 1939 (total 2), all above removed by 1940
8 x 4" (102 mm)/45 cal QF HA MkXVI (4x2), added 1938
6 added 1938 (total 7)
24 x 40.5 mm (2pdr)/40 cal Mk VIII (3x8)
16 x 0.50"/62 cal MG (4x4)
5 x U.P. (unrotated projectiles) (20 tubes each) added 1940
Torpedoes 4 x 21" (533 mm) above waterline
Aircraft
Fixed Wing Catapult added aft with seaplane in 1929 refit (removed 1933)
Armour
Belt 102-305 mm
Deck 19-76 mm
Bulkheads 4"-5" (102-127 mm)
Turrets 15" (381 mm) face
11"-12" (280-305 mm) sides
11" (280 mm) rear
Conning Tower 9"-11" (228-280 mm)
Propulsion
Boilers 24 Yarrow 3 drum small tube
Turbines 4 Brown-Curtis single reduction geared steam
Horsepower 144,000 shp (design)
151,280 shp (trials)
Shafts 4
Endurance 5,950 nm at 18 knts
Max Speed 31 knts
32.07 knts (trials)
Oil Bunkerage 1,200 tons (normal)
4,000 tons (max)
Complement
Usual 1,341-1,421