-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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John Richard Thompson

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Date of birth: 14th January 1905
Place of birth: Bakewell, Derbyshire, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: J97789
Joined Hood: Before 27th November 1923 (Empire Cruise)
Left Hood: After 28th September 1924 (Empire Cruise)

Biographical Information: Jack served aboard Hood during the Empire Cruise of 1923/1924. He also served in World War Two, earning the Malta Star and Defence Medal 1939-1945. He left the service as a Chief Petty Officer.

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The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor