-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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Frederick Bygrave

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer (Acting)
Service Number: PJ/114704
Joined Hood: 2nd June 1939
Left Hood: 15th April 1941

Biographical Information: posted to Victory barracks, from Hood, pending a gunnery course at HMS Excellent on the 15th May 1941. His service records show that he was due to be posted back to Hood after the course. He was on his way back to Scapa when he heard the news en route. After the shock of losing his shipmates he recieved more postings to courses in Malaya and Ramillies before going on to his full PO rank, surviving the war on various ships, and finally passing away in the mid 1990s after a thrombosis attack.

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No known memorials

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
His grandson, Ian Bygrave, e-mail 18 Aug 2003