-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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Charles Henry Lambourne

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Signalman
Service Number: J42316 or J12316
Joined Hood: about 1923
Left Hood: about 1924

Biographical Information: Charles Henry Lambourne Born on the 3rd March 1899.Joining the Royal Navy at the age of 14 he served in H.M.S. Ajax and H.M.S. Nelson as well as in Hood During World War 2 Charles' service included both Malta convoys and Russian convoys.

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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)
His grandson, Paul Lambourne (information & photo, March 2006)
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