|The Royal Navy, October 1, 1932
|HMS Hood, photographed in the early 1930's. She was widely considered the pride of the
Royal Navy and was often used for ceremonial duties and showing the flag. This would
later prove costly as it prevented refitting which may have helped the ship when it battled
the German battleship Bismark in 1941. Hood was lost with all but 3 members of her crew.
Photo from the Naval History and Heritage Command On-Line Library.
As far as I know, this photo is in the public domain.
|HMS VAMPIRE, "At Larnaca" in the early 1930's.
Photo Courtesy of Alex Shand in memory of Archie Shand and is used by