-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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William Richard Grantham

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Date of birth: 5th December 1922
Place of birth: Mortimer, Berkshire, England
Previous occupation: Electrician
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX157342
Joined Hood: 1939
Left Hood: 1941 (left before loss of ship)

Biographical Information: William is believed to have missed the final sailing of Hood due to an illness.

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
ADM 101/565