-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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Frank Morrell

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Date of birth: 18 November 1897
Place of birth: Redenham, Hampshire, England
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Corporal
Joined Hood: 8th September 1936
Left Hood: 19th june 1939

Biographical Information: Frank joined the Royal Marines Light Infantry as a Private on 17 August 1915 and became a Marine when the RMLI merged with the RMA on 22 June 1923 to become the Royal Marines.

He served in Hood in the late 1930s and is believed to have been part of the successful running team which won the Arbuthnot Trophy.

After leaving Hood his period of engagement in the Marines ended (on 16 August 1939) but he was almost immediately recalled (25 August 1939). During the war his service included a period in H.M.S. Constance and Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships (DEMS). He was awarded the Atlantic Star and a Long Service and Good Conduct medal

Additional Photos

Frank (right) in the Wardroom in H.M.S. Hood

Trophies won by H.M.S. Hood including the Arbuthnot Trophy

Frank as a young Marine

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)
Constance Morrell (daughter, 2011)