-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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Richard Stanley Green

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Date of birth: 25 May 1917
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 202449
Joined Hood: May 1940
Left Hood: 19th May 1941

Biographical Information: Richard Green was a gunner on one of Hood's eight-barrel Quick Firing Guns (Pom Poms.) He was in HMS Hood as part of Force H, and participated in the battle of Mers el Kébir, at Oran. He left the ship to attend a gunnery course just five days before the sinking, and so lost all his shipmates. Later in life, he did meet all the three survivors.

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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)
Apr 2020 information from his son, Steve Green.