-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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Rupert Charles Purchas Wainwright

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Midshipman
Joined Hood: March 1933
Left Hood: January 1934

Biographical Information: Born 16 October 1913. Joined Navy 1927, Served in Hood 1933-1934. Retired as a Real Admiral in 1967. Died August 1991. More information available here.

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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)
Navy Lists