-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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Frederick Johnson

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J115488
Joined Hood: 30th August 1935
Left Hood: 24th May 1937

Biographical Information: Frederick joined the Royal Marines Light Infantry /PO 17042 and served in World War 1. He was wounded, captured and then wounded again (sword cut) for sabotaging German food stocks. He escaped and got back to England. He was discharged at end of war due to war wounds. He later enlisted the Royal Navy - on 11 May 1921. He was a survivor of the sinking of HMS Patroclus by a German U-boat on 4 November 1940. At the end of the war he was involved in the occupation of Kiel Naval Base before being discharged Class A on 31 Aug 1945.

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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)
K D Johnson Capt RM Retd (Certificate of Service S. 459), October 2008