-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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John Thomas Holden

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: J13203
Joined Hood: 28th August 1928
Left Hood: 16th May 1929

Biographical Information: He was born in 1894 in Ashover Derbyshire. He joined the Navy as a Boy seaman on 27 October 1911. His first assignement was to H.M.S. Ganges. He was retired from the Navy on 18 February 1946.

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No known memorials

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Certificate of Service (courtesy of Steve Shead)