-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Crew List

It is estimated that as many as 18,000 men served aboard the 'Mighty Hood' during the operational portion of her 21 year career. Unfortunately, there is no surviving official single listing of ALL men who served in her. Here you will find our attempt at creating such a listing. We are using the few, fragmentary crew lists known to exist, Navy Lists, various official reports, public records, and most importantly of all, inputs from the families of former crew.

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Bryce Gracie

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: P/JX145337
Joined Hood: 2nd June 1939
Left Hood: 16th March 1941

Biographical Information: Bryce was born on 01 February 1914. He joined the RN on 25 April 1933 as an Ordnary Seaman. He was promoted to Able Seaman on 25 September 1934.

He joined Hood as an Able Seaman in June 1939. He was promoted to Acting Leading Seaman on 07 September 1939 and full Leading Seaman the following month.

He was reassigned to Victory barracks in March 1941. He stayed in the RN until 24 April 1955 when he retired as a Petty Officer QRI (pensioner).

He lived in Portsmouth until his death in October 1998.

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Certificate of Service (courtesy of David Spence)