HMS Hood (1918)

Type:
Battlecruiser
Class:
Builder:
John Brown & Company
Clydebank, Scotland
Pennant Number:
51
Ordered:
April 19, 1916
Launched:
August 22, 1918
Keel Laid:
September 1, 1916
Commissioned:


March 29, 1920
Fate:

Sunk May 24, 1941 by the German battleship Bismarck in the Battle of the Denmark Strait.

Location: Denmark Strait 309 miles west of Reykjavik, Iceland.
(63.25N - 31.55W)

Over 1,400 crewmen were killed, 3 survivors picked up by HMS Electra H-27.



Dimensions, machinery and performance

Length:
860' 9"
Engines:
4 Brown & Curtis single reduction geared turbines
Beam:
105' 4"
Boilers:
24 Yarrow water tube type (oil fired)
Draft:
31' 6"
Shafts:
4
Displacement:
42,100 std / 46,200 full
SHP:
144,000
Speed:
29.5 knots (31 trials)
Crew:
1,341 (1,420 wartime)
Range:
6,300 NM @ 12 knots


Main and secondary Armament
Number Carried
Type
Arrangement
Maximum Range / Ceiling
8
15"/42 (381mm)
Mk1

4 twin turrets
29,000 yards @ 30.1° (16.4 miles)
with a 1,920 lb. armor piercing shell
12
5.5"/50 (140mm)
BL Mk1

12 single mounts
17,770 yards @ 30°


Builder's Data
Page published Jan. 21, 2007