MANY PEOPLE LOOK AT THIS SHIP AND SAY IT WAS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BATTLESHIP EVER, BUT WHY ?
She was a battlecruiser and the largest ever actually built. For speed, her hull was long and sleek (look up ww1 dreadnaught and compare the difference to Hood). I've seen quotes comparing her shape to that of a yacht. Also, her armament was split equally fore and aft which would have give her a more balanced appearance.
I would have loved to see any of the later battlecruisers as they would have been impressive ships.