-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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James Sleeman

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Date of birth: 17th November 1894
Place of birth: Falmouth, Cornwall, England
Previous occupation: Fitter & Turner
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordnance Artificer 3rd Class
Service Number: M20717
Joined Hood Second time: 29th July 1920 (ERA 3rd Class)
Left Hood Second time: 5th October 1920 (Ordnance Artificer 3rd Class)
Joined Hood First time: 30th August 1933 (Leading Cook)
Left Hood First time: 7th September 1936 (Petty Officer Cook)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

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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)
His great nephew, John McConnell, e-mail 16 Jul 2003
Service Record: ADM363/166(Ancestry)
Service Record: ADM363/166(Ancestry)