-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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Jack Tait

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Date of birth: 9 October 1899
Place of birth: Houghton-le-Spring, Durham, Durham
Previous occupation: Blacksmith's apprentice
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J39137
Joined Hood: 23rd May 1920
Left Hood: 20th July 1920

Biographical Information: Jack Tait joined the Royal Navy at HMS Impregnable on 19 May 1915, at the age of 15. He served a total of five years in the RN, and HMS Hood, then a brand-new ship, was his last ship - he left the RN just four days after leaving Hood. Information held suggests that he returned to his native North-East England, working first as a blacksmith associated with the coal mining industry, and latterly as a cemetery attendant. He died in Sunderland early in 1949, at the age of just 49.

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Info from laura.bright@btinternet.com Aug 2019, and online service documentation.