Where is it from?

Association locations map

Tags

Add your own tags:
Separate multiple tags using a comma

Similar items over time

Naval Ship Model - Battlecruiser, HMS Hood Object Reg. No: ST 033439

Summary:
Model of Royal Navy battle-cruiser (42,100 tons) HMS Hood. Following the Battle of Jutland in 1916, considerable extra armour was added to new capital ships under construction including Hood which was launched at the John Brown & Co. yard at Glasgow in August 1918. The four Brown-Curtis shaft geared turbines used Michell thrust bearings, the invention of Melbourne engineer A.G.M. Michell. Following completion in 1920, Hood was the largest warship of the Royal Navy and completed a world cruise in 1924 during which she visited Australia including a stop at Melbourne in March 1924. During World War II Hood served with the Home Fleet and took part in the hunt for the German battleship Bismarck in May 1941. On 25 May 1941 Hood was hit by shells from Bismarck and her escort the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen and blew up leaving just three survivors of her 1418 crew. A number of Australians serving on Hood at this time were lost including RAN Ordinary Seaman Ian Startup of Williamstown in Melbourne.

This 1:240 scale model was made by Mr E.C Krummeck and was purchased by the Museum in 1941. It is one of a large collection of British and Australian naval ship models made by Krummeck.
Discipline: Technology

More information

Tagged with: naval vessels
Themes this item is part of: Transport Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Steam Power
Tertiary Classification: model naval vessels - british
Modelmaker: E. Krummeck, Hughesdale, Victoria, Australia, 1941
User of Item Modelled: Royal Navy, England, Great Britain, 1918-1941

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.

Themes

This item is part of the following themes:

Similar items

Yes No