-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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Daniel Tildesley

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Date of birth: 27th March 1894
Place of birth: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
Previous occupation: Coal miner
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: K20012
Joined Hood: 31st August 1933 (Stoker 1st Class)
Left Hood: 28th August 1936 (Stoker 1st Class)

Biographical Information: Dan enlisted in the Royal Navy 29th Aug 1913, he served on H.M.S. Broke during the battle of Jutland and on H.M.S. Hood from 31st Aug 1933 to 28 Aug 1936. He was discharged after serving 22 years but rejoined again in 1938 being mentioned in dispatches in 1940 while serving on H.M.S. Whiteshed. It is believed the ship struck a mine and his leg was injured. He was demobbed in 1947. He died in 1973.

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Malcolm Leese and Mike Dowd, (from service records ADM363/26) December 2008