-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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Walter Smith

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Engine Room Artificer
Service Number: M 7952
Joined Hood First time: May 1923
Left Hood First time: December 1925
Joined Hood Second time: November 1927
Left Hood Second time: December 1929

Biographical Information: Walter served in Hood twice - from May1923 to December 1925 when he was an Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class and again from November 1927 - December 1929. By 1929 he was a Warrant Engineer. He joined the Royal Navy from school in 1914 and it is believed that he finished his time as a Lieutenant (E) on HMS Wakeful in 1949. During World War 2 he served on the Russian convoys, in the Mediterranean and Far East. He was also present at the surrender of the German Fleet at the end of the First World War on HMAS Australia. He died in Dunfermline Scotland in the early seventies.

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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)
Mike Sherman (service records), 2006
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor