-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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Ernest Westnutt

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: J13937
Joined Hood: December 1920
Left Hood: June 1922

Biographical Information: Ernest was born in Northamptonshire in 1894. He enlisted in the Royal Navy in 1911. In World War I served in HMS Revenge (Battle of Jutland). He was discharged to the Royal Naval Reserve in 1922 and recalled for World War II.

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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)
Chris Bilham from Service papers, August 2009.