-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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Major Raymond Mobberley

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker
Service Number: Unknown
Joined Hood: around 1937
Left Hood: around 1937

Biographical Information: Major Raymond Mobberley (known as Raymond) served in Hood as a Stoker around 1937. He was later discharged from the service on medical grounds and died on 25th August 1938, aged 23.

Additional Photos

June 1935: Raymond Mobberley is the tall man in the centre at the back.

Others known are Pitcher to the left in the polo shirt, Raynes - holding the trophy, Boyle - immediately to Raynes right as we look at the photo and New - to the extreme right.

Raymond's cap ribbon from his time in Hood

A leave card from Hood showing that Raymond was in 57 Mess and lived at Stourbridge.

Another photo taken just after Raymond joined the Navy and was in barracks at Portsmouth (H.M.S. Victroy).

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)
Raymond's brother Arthur Mobberley and his nephew, Neil Thomas (biographical information & photos, Sep 2006)