HMS Hood


HMS Hood was a Royal Sovereign class dreadnought laid down at Chatham Royal Dockyard in August 1889, and was launched in July 1891. She was commissioned two years later and did service in Mediterranean where she was used in operations around Crete and Egypt. She returned  to British waters and was assigned to Home Fleet until she was stricken from the navy lists in 1911. She was used for a short time as a target ship for weapons testing that same year, and after the outbreak of the Great War in 1914, she was sunk outside Portland harbor as a block ship. She disappeared in the deep 4. November 1914. The wreck rest today upside down at the southern breakwater in Portland on a depth of 15 meter. Also see the wreck of the paddle steamer Countess of Erne.

Former names:
HMS Hood

410,5 x 75,0 x 27,6 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
14150 grt
Chatham ( UK ) 1891
Portland ( UK )

50°34'09.0"N 2°25'16.0"W

Picture: HMS Hood
Courtesy of Royal Navy, Public domain

Last updated: March 2021