-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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Robert Don Oliver

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Commander
Joined Hood: April 1931
Left Hood: June 1928

Biographical Information: Born 17 March 1895. Joined the Navy 15 January 1908. Served in Hood in the early 1930s. Retired as a Vice-Admiral in 1948. Died in October 1980.

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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)
ADM 196/117, 196/145, 196/93 and 196/128
Navy Lists