-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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Herbert Joseph Plummer

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Date of birth: 19th July 1900
Place of birth: Aldershot, Hampshire, England
Previous occupation: Engine Driver
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Petty Officer Cook
Service Number: M32983
Joined Hood: 5th May 1934
Left Hood: 3rd May 1939

Biographical Information: Herbert Plummer entered the Royal Navy at Victory Barracks, Portsmouth, on 22 July 1918, just three days after his 18th birthday, and enlisted as a Cook 2nd Class. He was rather older than the average entrant, having previously embarked on a career as an engine driver. Herbert's service record shows many 'Superior' performance assessments, and as a result he made good progress in the Service, being advanced to Petty Officer Cook by 1930 and promoted to Chief Petty Officer Cook less than four years later, on 11 March 1934. He joined HMS Hood less than two months later, and served in her for a full five years. Sadly, his draft from Hood to HMS Dunedin in 1939 did not save him, since he lost his life when Dunedin was sunk in November 1941, just six months after Hood's loss. The photograph shows him in the rank of Petty Officer.

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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)
Service Certificate