-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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John Carnie

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Date of birth: 14th January 1912
Place of birth: Leith, Midlothian, Scotland
Previous occupation: Grocer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: ESDx 510
Joined Hood: 1st November 1940
Left Hood: 6th May 1941

Biographical Information: John was born in Leith, Scotland on 14 Jan 1912. He worked as a Grocer prior to joining the Navy. He left Hood roughly two weeks prior to her sinking due to a prior shrapnel wound received aboard H.M.S. Foxglove. He moved to Ottawa, Canada after the War and worked for the Department of Defence. He and his wife Elizabeth had four children, Margaret, Sandra, Sheila and John.

He passed away in 1994.

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None at this time.

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)
Jennifer Britton, e-mail 15 Oct 2002
John Carnie, John's son (service record, information and photo August 2008, February 2011and February 2012