-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 Spencer Knowles

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Date of birth: 30 April 1890
Place of birth: Bacup, Lancashire, England
Previous occupation: Quarryman
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker (Acting)
Service Number: K 56200
Joined Hood: 15th May 1923 (Stoker 1st Class)
Left Hood: 4th November 1925 (Acting Leading Stoker)

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)
Service Record - National Archives
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