-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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James Christopher Atkinson

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Date of birth: 2nd April 1905
Service: Royal Navy
Joined Hood: 1938
Left Hood: 1938

Biographical Information: Jim was known to have served aboard Hood as a rating during her time with the Mediterranean Fleet.

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Jim and a shipmate from Hood in Malta, 1938

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)
Jon Atkinson (via Colin Swager), verified with photos and postcard.