-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 James Santillo

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Date of birth: 29 July 1889
Place of birth: Ballyvaughan, County Clare, Irish Republic
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Mechanician
Service Number: K3030
Joined Hood: 1927
Left Hood: 1928

Biographical Information: Frederick James Santillo, now deceased, served in North Russia on the HMS Cicala. In 1918 Cicala, Cockchaffer, Cricket and Glowworm sailed through the North Atlantic into the Artic and on to Archangel to become part of the Dvina River Epeditionary Force in support of the White Russian armies, this expedition was eventually aborted (1918-1919). In action May 7th, she was mined off Selso by Bolsheviks, afterwards she was raised and in action again on August 16th 1919. Sto P.O. Frederick James Santillo was 'Mentioned in Despatches' for Honours for Services in Russia on 14th October 1919. Those personnel 'Mentioned in Despatches' between 4 August 1914 and 10 August 1920 wear an oak leaf on the 1914-19 Victory medal's ribbon. He also served on the HMS Courageous in the second world war from 31th July 1939 to 17th Sept 1939 when she was torpedoed and sunk in the opening stages of the 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)
Certificate of Service (ADM188/873), courtesy of his grandson, Alan Santillo