-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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Ernest Hooper

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Date of birth: 31st March 1892
Place of birth: Totnes, Devon, England
Previous occupation: Grocer's Assistant
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Mechanician 2nd Class
Service Number: K9286
Joined Hood First time: 19th May 1923 (Mechanician)
Left Hood First time: 4th November 1925 (Mechanician)
Joined Hood Second time: 8th December 1928 (Chief Mechanician 2nd Class)
Left Hood Second time: 16th May 1929 (Chief Mechanician 2nd Class)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

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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)
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
Service Record: ADM188/885 (Ancestry)
Service Record: ADM1363/17 (Ancestry)