-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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William Albert Rayner

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: JX137116
Joined Hood: January 1935
Left Hood: August 1936

Biographical Information: Joined the Navy on 31 March 1932 (H.M.S. Ganges) and served to 03 February 1947 (last assignment, H.M.S. Victory).

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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 Rayner)