-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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George Albert Rutter

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Date of birth: 9th July 1921
Place of birth: Stoke, Staffordshire, Staffordshire
Previous occupation: Miner
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: SSX 27670
Joined Hood: 23rd March 1939
Left Hood: 28th February 1941

Biographical Information: George enlisted in the Royal Navy in November 1938. During his time in Hood he participated in Operation Primrose, a special mission to help defend Norway from Germany. George had two sons: George Anthony (Tony) and Paul. He was in the Royal Fleet Reserve from September 1946 to March 1957.

George passed away in his native Staffordshire on 12 April 1992.

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 Tony Rutter, February 2009) And another Email June 2019.