-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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Francis Henry Chappell

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Date of birth: 18th May 1899
Place of birth: Alton, Hampshire, England
Previous occupation: Gardener
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: J31979
Joined Hood: 8th September 1936 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood: 30th June 1938 (Petty Officer)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

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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: ADM363/51(Ancestry)