-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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David Orr-Ewing

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Commander
Joined Hood: July 1936
Left Hood: January 1939

Biographical Information: Born 24 March 1900. Joined Navy January 1916. Served in Hood twice- first as the ship's executive officer from 1936 to 1939 and again as the Chief Staff Officer to the VADM Commanding Battle Cruiser Squadron (1941). Retired as a Commodore in 1947. Died June 1964.

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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)
ADM 196/123 and 196/93
Navy Lists