-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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Frank Gilbert Beckett

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Date of birth: 25 November 1897
Place of birth: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: Dev.B.14038
Joined Hood: Before 27th November 1923 (Empire Cruise)
Left Hood: After 28th September 1924 (Empire Cruise)

Biographical Information: Frank was son of Arthur James Beckett and Ellen Elizabeth Taylor, the 7th child of 8. All of the brothers were keen boxers. Frank married Rose Louisa Burman on 31/3/1923 and had 5 children, Irene, Dora,Muriel,Sidney and Jill, and died 17/11/1932 - after serving in HMS Hood, Frank was a Postal Worker at Acocks Green Birmingham.

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The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor