-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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William George Hindson Belchem

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Date of birth: 11th May 1901
Place of birth: Clapham, London, England
Previous occupation: Capstan hand
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: 16703
Joined Hood: April 1920
Left Hood: June 1922

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

No known memorials

Certificate of Service, courtesy of Trevor Shilling, June 2012