-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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Herbert Antony Josefsson

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Lieutenant (E)
Joined Hood: 1939
Left Hood: 1940

Biographical Information: Served aboard Hood in early wartime. Used his mother's maiden surname of 'Gillingham' for part of his service. Later served in the submarine service aboard HMSM Truant. He passed away in 1991.

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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)
Navy Lists (ADM 196 series) and onboard photos. Additional email confirmation from his son, Richard Gillingham, November 2012.