-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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Charles John Ward

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Date of birth: 2nd December 1889
Place of birth: Plymouth, Devon, England
Previous occupation: Butcher
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Stoker
Service Number: K171
Joined Hood First time: 6th April 1927 (Chief Stoker)
Left Hood First time: 5th September 1927 (Chief Stoker)
Joined Hood Second time: 31st December 1927 (Chief Stoker)
Left Hood Second time: 31st December 1928 (Chief Stoker)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

Additional Photographs
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)
Service Record: ADM363/119(Ancestry)