-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 William Riley

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J38140
Joined Hood: 1920
Left Hood: 1922

Biographical Information: Ernest was born on 27 August 1898 in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. He joined the Navy on 27 Aug 1916. He served aboard Hood's first crew and lived in Number 55 mess.

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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 Alan C. Riley, 2010