HMS Hood

Discussion in 'North Atlantic Treaty Combat Fleet' started by Chris Easterbrook, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. Chris Easterbrook

    Chris Easterbrook Well-Known Member

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    Bob I have a question what do the books you have list Hood's standard displacement and speed listed as?
     
  2. BoomerBoy17

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    My conway's lists the Hood as 42,670 tons, 45,200 tons deep load. And a speed of 31 knots with 144,000shp. I know im not Bob, but i hope this helps.
     
  3. Chris Easterbrook

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    Thanks Boomer but Bob has alot of reference material on Hood and I was looking for several other sources.
     
  4. Bob Pottle

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    Chris,
    Displacement and speed varied considerably between 1920 trials and 1941 due to a number of refits, the last of which in 1940 finally reduced her displacement slightly. Hood completed with a draft 3' deepr than planned so every weight addition made her an increasingly wet ship aft.

    'Anatomy of the Ship: The Battlecruiser Hood' lists maximum speeds on trials in March 1920 as 32.1 knots at load displacement (42,200 tons), 31.9 knots at deep displacement (44,600 tons).

    Deep displacement in May 1940 was 48,360 tons after removal of the 5.5" secondary armament but was higher before that (no figure given). Freeboard at the break of the forecastle was only 9' before the early 1940 refit.

    'British Battle Cruisers' by C. Smith Confirms the initial speeds over 32 knots.

    'An Illustrated Guide to Battleships and Battlecruisers' gives 48,650 tons deep and 30 knots (presumably WWII figures - the book covers ships that were operational during or after WWII).

    'Warships in Profile Volume 2' gives trial speed of 32.07 knots in 1920 with initial displacements of 41,200 tons (light?) and 45,200 tons deep. Maximum speed in March 1941 was 28.8 knots with paravanes streamed (still faster than PoW on trials!).

    'British Battleships' by Parkes gives 1920 displacements of 41,200 tons at legend (standard?) draught and 45,300 tons at deep load, increasing to 42,642 and 48,360 tons in 1940.

    Bob
     
  5. BoomerBoy17

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    legend means : 1.
    1. An unverified story handed down from earlier times, especially one popularly believed to be historical.
    2. A body or collection of such stories.
    3. A romanticized or popularized myth of modern times.
    2. One that inspires legends or achieves legendary fame.
    3.
    1. An inscription or a title on an object, such as a coin.
    2. An explanatory caption accompanying an illustration.
    3. An explanatory table or list of the symbols appearing on a map or chart.


    so i dont really know if thats helps, but i tried.
     
  6. Bob Pottle

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    Boomer, 'legend' re a ship's draft refers to the ship's draft at a designed displacement but I'm not certain whether it is the draft at standard or light displacement.

    Bob
     
  7. BoomerBoy17

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    thanks Bob, i guess i was off.
     
  8. Chris Easterbrook

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    Thanks Bob it would seem that her weight would have been about 42000 tons and speed of aprox 31-32 knots. Hey boomer the reason I was asking is that like other ships her figures change by the source, for example Tirpitz is listed as 39000 tons in Janes but other sources list her at about 46000 tons standard and 53900 tons full load that is a big difference. That was one reason in NABS the Bismark class was upgraded to a class 7 from a class 6.5.