-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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Arthur Henson

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Date of birth: 18th December 1904
Place of birth: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Previous occupation: Box hand
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J99014
Joined Hood: 31st August 1933
Left Hood: 17th December 1934

Biographical Information: On leaving Hood, was 'Discharged Shore' (an administrative discharge for one or a range of possible reasons, but not one which implied disciplinary problems.) On the contrary, Arthur was consistently rated 'Superior' for efficiency and gained all three Good Conduct Badges when qualified. Arthur rejoined the RN on 23 September, following the outbreak of WWII.

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Mrs S.M. May, Arthur's daughter, January 2008. Also, an email received Jun 16 referring to him. No email sender recorded. Triggered me to search National Archive, where I found more info. W Sutherland