-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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Victor Douglas Coles Russell

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Date of birth: 27th September 1918
Place of birth: Gillingham, Kent, England
Previous occupation: None
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 142313
Joined Hood: 1935
Left Hood: 1936

Biographical Information: Victor Russell entered the Royal Navy straight from school. He served in Hood during 1935 and 1936. Later specialising in Mine Clearance, he was Mentioned in Despatches for his courage and skill in dealing with an unexploded bomb (gazetted 9 August 1940.) At time of writing (2016) Victor is still alive.

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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)