-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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Ernest Walter Joyner

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Date of birth: 3 July 1897
Place of birth: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, England
Previous occupation: Fitter's Mate
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: Devonport SS6874
Joined Hood: 7th June 1922
Left Hood: 14th May 1923

Biographical Information: Ernest Joyner joined the RN in January 1916 at the relatively late age of 18, having previously worked as a fitter's mate. His service record shows that just four months later he served in the battleship HMS Warspite at the battle of Jutland in May that year, during which that ship sustained considerable damage and casualties. Ernest remained in the RN after World War I, and his service in Hood came to light in December 2018, when his family posted on Facebook a scan of his 'crossing the line' certificate dated 30 August 1922. Hood was on passage to Rio de Janeiro at that time.

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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 record, "Crossing the Line" certificate.