-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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John Johnson Ather

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Date of birth: 12th August 1915
Place of birth: Brandon, Durham, England
Previous occupation: Laboratory Assistant
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: PSSX 16362
Joined Hood: 21st February 1926
Left Hood: 26th September 1937

Biographical Information: Served in/at H.M.S. Ramillies, Revenge, Victory and Excellent during the Second World War.

Additional Photographs
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)
Photographs and certificate of service, courtesy of his daughter, Carolyn Parnaby.