-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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Cecil Botterill

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Date of birth: 22nd April 1900
Place of birth: Nash, Buckinghamshire, England
Previous occupation: RN
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker (Acting)
Service Number: K64324
Joined Hood: 4th December 1925
Left Hood: 27th August 1928

Biographical Information: Cecil Botterill served nearly three years in HMS Hood being rated up from Stoker First Class to Acting Leading Stoker during that time. Although a native of Buckinghamshire, in later life he settled in St Austell, Cornwall, and was employed in the St Austell brewery.

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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)
Nephew, Mr Graham Salt