-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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Ronald Allenby Crunden

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Date of birth: 3rd April 1905
Place of birth: Eastbourne, Sussex, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 145539
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood:

Biographical Information: Ron was born in Eastbourne in 1920, and joined the navy in 1935 as a boy. He was promoted to Ordinary Seaman in 1938 then Able Seaman in 1939. He served on various ships including HMS Neptune, HMS Iron Dukeand finally HMS Acheron. He died during the sinking of the ship after she struck a mine on 17 December 1940.

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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 Andy Crunden
Commonwealth Wargraves Commission