-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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Alexander Richard Denholm

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J 31067
Joined Hood: 29th March 1920
Left Hood: 13th July 1921

Biographical Information: Alexander is reputed to have run away to sea aged 14 years and have been aboard 'HMS Ocean' when she was torpedoed and sunk in the Dardaneles. He survived by hanging onto drift wood until rescued.He was in Hood's first commission in 1920.Later joined the New Zealand Navy.

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No known memorials

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Helen Denholm-Simmonds, 2007