-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 Baker

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Date of birth: 12th October 1921
Place of birth: Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Service: RNVR
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: BDX 1525
Joined Hood: 1939
Left Hood: 1940

Biographical Information: Joined HMS Flying Fox Bristol RNVR 9th March 1938 age 17Mobilised 28th July 1939 HMS Hood 1st Oct 1939 to 31st Dec 1940- action at Oran North Africa.HMS Britomart Halcyon Fleet Minesweeper 4th Jan 1941 - 18th Feb 1944 - Russian Convoys including PQ17 (Convoy to Scatter) First ship to enter Archangel with 4 Merchant Vessels, bombed all the way through the White Sea.(His comment, 'I would rather have gone to Hell & Back'.) Maintained minesweeping operations and escort duties in the White Sea. (HMS Britomart subsequently attacked and sunk by RAF Typhoon 27th August 1944 off French coast.)Continued service in Aegean Sea and Pacific.Discharged 28th January 1949. Died 1990 Awarded Arctic Star posthumously 10th July 2014 from Rear Admiral Williams RN at HMS Flying Fox.

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
His son, Lt Cdr Robert Baker