-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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William Arthur Sanders

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer Telegraphist
Service Number: Unknown
Joined Hood: 1920
Left Hood: 1922

Biographical Information: 'Bill', as he was known to friends and family, joined the Navy at age 16 in 1912. He stayed in the service until 1926. During his naval service, he saw action at the Battle of Jutland aboard H.M.S. Active. Bill later went on to serve aboard H.M.S. Hood's first crew. He was (according to his journal) one of two or three Petty Officer Telegraphists. He was transferred in 1922.

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His grandson, Matthew Lee (information, April 2005)