-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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George Edgar Mossman

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker
Service Number: P/KX 91999
Joined Hood: Unknown (aboard early 1940)
Left Hood: Unknown (aboard early 1940)

Biographical Information: George Edward Mossman came from Fatfield, County Durham (now Tyne and Wear.) He was known as 'Ed'. He is believed to have been drafted off Hood shortly before her final sailing.

After the Second World War Ed emigrated to the United States, to New York City. His sister, too, emigrated to the USA, as a 'war bride' of an United States Navy serviceman.

Ed himself never married, although family folklore records that he was rarely short of female company! He was an avid fisherman, and owned a bulldog.

Ed Mossman passed away in New York in 1998.

Additional Photos

Ed Mossman in tropical 'rig'. The Hood cap tally is just legible.

A French photo of Hood from Ed Mossman's collection.

Reverse of the postcard.

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)
ADM 101/565
Charles Welch (nephew) photos and information, to 2021.