-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 Gilbert Cundy Babbage

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Date of birth: 7th July 1890
Place of birth: Tavistock, Devon, England
Previous occupation: Engine Cleaner
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Mechanician
Service Number: K2286
Joined Hood First time: 1st April 1920 (Acting Mechanician )
Left Hood First time: 15th January 1922 (Mechanician )
Joined Hood Second time: 17th July 1928 (Chief Mechanician)
Left Hood Second time: 16th May 1929 (Chief Mechanician)

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: ADM363/120(Ancestry)