-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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Frederick Connorton

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Date of birth: 26th June 1918
Place of birth: Gosport, Hampshire, England
Wife: Mrs Mabel Connorton
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: X20372A
Joined Hood: 26th August 1939
Left Hood: 2nd March 1940

Biographical Information: Frederick Connorton served as a Reservist before beginning an 'Hostilities only' engagement in the Royal Navy on 26 August 1939. He served in the RN throughout World War II, and left the service on 26 December 1945. He then trained as a plumber and continued this throughout his working life, retiring at age 80. Fred and his wife Mabel spent their married life in Havant. Married for 70 years, they had four daughters and one son, eleven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Fred contributed Hood reminiscences on pages 144 and 145 of the book 'Hood's Legacy' by Nixie Taverner. He died in 2011.

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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)
Daughter, Mrs Cheryl Ware