-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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Frederick Bernard Coleman

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: 138123 (or 52 1146)
Joined Hood: 1933
Left Hood: 1936

Biographical Information: Frederick was in the naval orphanage at Greenwich from an early age. He joined the Navy as a Boy Seaman 16th November 1932 rating 2nd class, made 1st class 22nd july 1933. Joined Hood at age 16 and served 12th October 1933 to 10th August 1936. He is recorded as serving at the following ships/establishments: