-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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George Thomas White

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Date of birth: 12th July 1912
Place of birth: Shottermill, Haslemere, Surrey, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: KX81589
Joined Hood: 10th May 1932 (Stoker 2nd Class)
Left Hood: 30th August 1933 (Stoker 1st Class)








Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
23rd November 19319th May 1932VictoryStoker 2nd ClassService Record (via family)
10th May 193222nd October 1932HoodStoker 2nd ClassService Record (via family)
23rd October 193230th August 1933HoodStoker 1st ClassService Record (via family)
31st August 19333rd November 1933VictoryStoker 1st ClassService Record (via family)
4th November 193330th November 1933Effingham (Sesame)Stoker 1st ClassService Record (via family)
1st December 193327th December 1933VictoryStoker 1st ClassService Record (via family)
28th December 193321st January 1934PembrokeStoker 1st ClassService Record (via family)
22nd January 193431st December 1934Victory (Saltburn)Stoker 1st ClassService Record (via family)
1st January 19353rd January 1935VictoryStoker 1st ClassService Record (via family)
4th January 193519th June 1936NelsonStoker 1st ClassService Record (via family)
20th June 193629th June 1936VictoryStoker 1st ClassService Record (via family)
30th June 19364th September 1936Dryad (?Whirlwind?)Stoker 1st ClassService Record (via family)
5th September 193619th January 1938VictoryStoker 1st ClassService Record (via family)
20th January 193825th April 1938VictoryActing Leading StokerService Record (via family)
26th April 193819th January 1939MalayaActing Leading StokerService Record (via family)
20th January 19396th February 1941MalayaLeading StokerService Record (via family)
7th February 194114th May 1941MalayaActing Stoker Petty Officer (Temporary)Service Record (via family)
15th May 194125th September 1941VictoryActing Stoker Petty Officer (Temporary)Service Record (via family)
26th September 19416th February 1942BerwickActing Stoker Petty Officer (Temporary)Service Record (via family)
7th February 194220th November 1942BerwickStoker Petty Officer (Temporary)Service Record (via family)
21st November 19426th May 1945BerwickStoker Petty OfficerService Record (via family)
7th May 194520th November 1946BerwickChief Stoker (Temporary)Service Record (via family)
21st November 194613th July 1947BerwickChief Petty Officer Stoker MechanicianService Record (via family)
14th July 194729th August 1947VictoryChief Petty Officer Stoker MechanicianService Record (via family)
30th August 194723rd January 1950VengeanceChief Petty Officer Stoker MechanicianService Record (via family)
24th January 19501st February 1950VictoryChief Petty Officer Stoker MechanicianService Record (via family)
2nd February 195014th August 1950Warrior (Resource)Chief Petty Officer Stoker MechanicianService Record (via family)
15th August 195011th January 1951WarriorChief Petty Officer Stoker MechanicianService Record (via family)
12th January 19513rd October 1951VictoryChief Petty Officer Stoker MechanicianService Record (via family)
4th October 195131st January 1952Duchess (Victory II)Chief Petty Officer Stoker MechanicianService Record (via family)
1st February 195228th August 1953Duchess (Victory IV)Chief Petty Officer Stoker MechanicianService Record (via family)
29th August 195329th January 1954VictoryChief Petty Officer Stoker MechanicianService Record (via family)











Additional Photos



George (front row, second from left) as a member of Hood's winning Stokers' cutter crew 1933.



George (kneeling) at work.



One of Hood's Engine Rooms.



Hood's Ward Room



Hood's Sick Bay



Cups won by Hood at the Fleet Regatta in 1933. Only two can be identified with certainty: at the back is "The Cock" for overall regatta winner and to the right is the Seamen's Cutter Cup. Front centre is either the Stokers' Cutter or All Comers Cup.



George's personal cup for the Cutter Crew victory.



George's personal Cup for the All Comers victory.




Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
Anita White, George's grandaughter, April 2021 (service record and photographs)