-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 Rowley

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Date of birth: 29th March 1905
Place of birth: Mossley, Lancashire, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: KX 86766
Joined Hood: 1936
Left Hood: 1940

Biographical Information: Herbert was born in Mossley, Lancashire 1915. He joined the Navy in 1935. He served in Hood from 1936 to 1940. He spent the remainder of the war as a prisoner of war.

He left the Navy in 1947. He worked as a bus driver until he retired due to ill health around 1981. He had 6 children. 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)
S549 certificate of service, courtesy of Ellis Rowley