-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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James Alfred Scott

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Date of birth: 28 June 1899
Place of birth: West Hartlepool, County Durham, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Yeoman of Signals
Service Number: J40774
Joined Hood: 25th May 1937
Left Hood: 7th December 1938

Biographical Information: James Alfred Scott was born in West Hartlepool, Yorkshire in 1899, and joined the Royal Navy in 1915. He first went to sea in HMS Duncan in June 1916. In May 1937 he joined HMS Hood in which he served until December 1938, qualifying for the Naval General Service Medal, Palestine. Full dates of postings are not listed on his record after 1941 but it appears he saw no sea service from that time. By 1941 he was a Chief Yeoman of Signals, but his medals suggest that during his Hood time he was a Yeoman of Signals (Petty Officer rate.) He was invalided out in March 1944. The medals offered for sale online in 2015, with records covering 1915 to 1944, were: WW1 British War Medal & Victory medals named to J40774 Sig J A Scott. Naval General Service medal with Clasp Palestine 1936-1939 J40774 J A Scott Y. S. Defence Medal, War Medal (Un-named as issued) Royal Navy Long Service& Good Conduct Medal GvR - Named to J40774 J A Scott A/Y.S (Acting Yeoman of Signals.) HMS Victory.

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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)
Record gleaned from an Ebay listing of his medals, 2015.