-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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Thomas George Robotham

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Date of birth: 28th December 1914
Place of birth: Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Previous occupation: Range fitter
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able seaman
Service Number: P/SSX13649
Joined Hood: 31st August 1933
Left Hood: 3rd May 1935

Biographical Information: Thomas Robotham was born on 28 December 1914 in Liverpool, Lancashire to Charles and Elizabeth Robotham of 18 Copperfield Streer, Wavertree, Liverpool. He was the elder brother of Charles Robotham, one of Hoods lost, who was exactly two years younger. Thomas himself spend 21 months serving in Hood in peacetime, from 1933 to 1935. Like many men of his generation, Thomas never talked about his service during the war and certainly never talked about Charles loss in the Hood. There were, however, many stories of times of camaraderie in Malta and details of the cold on the Arctic Convoys onboard HMS Belfast.Thomas was the eldest son and considered it to be his job to look after his siblings. He clearly felt the death of Charles very deeply.

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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)
Certificate of Service