H.M.S. Reference and Research Materials
Searchable Database of Movements of H.M.S. Hood
Updated 07-Mar-2010

Use this page to search for details of where Hood was on any date or period. Detailed entries from the logs are only available for a certain months - mainly World War 2. Basic details about where the ship was are held for all of Hood's life from 1920 to 1941.

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Transcription of the Log of H.M.S. Hood



Tuesday 25th June 1940



From: -
To: -
At: Gibraltar
Sick: Not recorded
Distance through water: -
Comments: -


01:00 - Ammunition lighter berthed portside aft
01:25 - Both watches of the hands called
01:35 - Both watches of the hands fell in in port battery
01:45 - Launch and ship's motor boat hoisted
03:05 - Ammunition lighter cast off
06:05 - 2nd part Starboard Watch prepared for shifting berth
07:00 - Both watches fell in. Prepared to shift berth.
07:13 - Tug made fast forward
07:18 - Let go wires
08:22 - Secured alongside the detached mole
09:55 - French destroyer "Typhon" entered harbour
11:00 - Hands to make and mend clothing
14:30 - "Active" entered harbour
16:00 - Evening quarters
17:20 - Hands to bathe
18:00 - "Typhon" left harbour. 1st Starboard and Red H.A. Watches granted town leave until 2215 hours. 2nd Starboard and Red H.A. Watches Chiefs and Petty Officers granted town leave until 2230 hours. 2nd Starboard and Red Watches granted canteen leave until 2215 hours. 2nd Starboard and Red Watches Chiefs and Petty Officers granted canteen leave until 2230 hours.
21:30 - Both watches of the hands prepared for sea