Monday, February 28, 2011
HMS Hood enters Vancouver
Little history moment, HMS Hood, known mostly for her ill-fated battle against the Bismark, came to Vancouver in 1924, part of a world cruise. At the time the Hood was one of the most powerful warships afloat. She combined the speed of a cruiser and the amour and guns of a battleship and was referred to as a “Battlecrusier”.
While she was in Vancouver, my Grandfather worked on her as an electrician.
This picture is from The Vancouver maritime Museum which has a excellent library and collection ( I volunteered there for 15 years) Do yourself a favour and go visit the museum, it’s a great place for kids and you can tour the St Roch, the inside is nice on a rainy day and in the summer there are events down in the harbour. Check out their main page here.
Some more pictures of the visit here.