-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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Leonard Walter Downe

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Date of birth: 10th March 1898
Place of birth: Emsworth, Hampshire, England
Previous occupation: Greenwich School Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Acting Petty Officer Telegraphist
Service Number: J27475
Joined Hood: 1st October 1931 (Acting Petty Officer Telegraphist)
Left Hood: 22nd April 1932 (Acting Petty Officer Telegraphist)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

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Service Record: ADM363/96(Ancestry)