-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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Josias James Reginald Croad

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Date of birth: 03 October 1898
Place of birth: Bridgwater, Somerset, England
Previous occupation: Student
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer Telegraphist (Acting)
Service Number: J33692
Joined Hood: 2nd August 1922 (Leading Telegraphist)
Left Hood: 30th August 1925 (Acting Petty Officer Telegraphist)

Biographical Information: Known to family and friends as 'Reg'.

Click here for details of Hood's whereabouts during his time in the ship.

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None at this time.

No known memorials

Certificate of Service, courtesy of his son, Roger James Wilshire Croad, February 2008 and March 2013