-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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Charles Henry Ellis

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Assistant Cook
Service Number: MX60814
Joined Hood: April 1940
Left Hood: August 1940

Biographical Information: Charles joined the Navy on 28/08/1939 . He was trained at H.M.S. Pembroke 2 and H.M.S. Victory 2 before joining Hood in April 1940. After leaving Hood he was posted to Pembroke 2 then H.M.S. Liddleslade and Pembroke again.

From July to October 1945 he served at RNAS Twatt, in Orkney. Assignments to Pembroke 2 and H.M.S. Ocean followed. After the wat he served at Pembroke 2 ,(Tiree),Brambles,and H.M.S. Ganges. He qualified for Petty Officer in the early 1950s and left the Navy in March 1953.

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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)
Central Record Card,Medal Entitement Card, Pay & Victualling Trace (courtesy of Keith Fenner)