-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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Ronald G Robertson

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Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Rank: Sub-Lieutenant (Temporary)
Joined Hood: 11th June 1940
Left Hood: 22nd May 1941 (Temporary Sub-Lieutenant R.N.V.R.)

Biographical Information:

Ronald was extremely fortunate to be taken off Hood, 2 days before she was lost, due to a perforated duodenal ulcer. He wrote for the ships monthly magazine for years and delighted all with his happy memories of life aboard Hood. The death of his comrades had a profound effect on his life and this was recorded in many articles he wrote over the years. He died in 1996.

Additional Photos

A painting of Hood presented to Ronald by his partners on his retirement.

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)
Claire Duggan, Ronald's grandaughter (photos and information), May 2021