-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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John Sam Cook

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Date of birth: 8 October 1896
Place of birth: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Previous occupation: Farm labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: Devonport J22749
Joined Hood: 15th April 1920
Left Hood: 13th June 1922

Biographical Information: Able Seaman Cook's service in Hood came to light when a book with his surname and initials was bought at a car boot sale in 2015, permitting his details to be found in the National Archive. John joined the RN as a Boy Second Class on 1 February 1913,at the age of 16. He left the RN, having completed 12 years' 'man's time' on 7 October 1926, the day before his 30th birthday.

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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)