-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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Edward Ditchburn

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Signal Boy
Service Number: PGX160275
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood:

Biographical Information: Miff, as he was known, was aboard Hood for a short time in early 1940. He transferred with the Admiral Somerville's staff to H.M.S. Renown.

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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)
Certificate of Service (courtesy of Maureen Else, Edward's daughter, 2007) and personal recollections of Miff (Sept 2010)