-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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Lionel Victor Wells, DSO

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Commander
Joined Hood: January 1921
Left Hood: May 1923

Biographical Information: Born 28 November 1884. Joined the Navy 15 September 1899. Served as Squadron Gunnery Officer aboard Hood from 1921-1923. Retired as an Admiral. Died April 1965.

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None at this time.

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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)
ADMs 196/143, 196/126, 196/91, 196/49, 196/141, 196/44, 196/20 and 196/39
Navy Lists