-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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William James Stapleton Sheldon

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Date of birth: 12th January 1905
Place of birth: Brixham, Devon, England
Previous occupation: Seaman M.N
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Sick Berth Petty Officer
Service Number: M38910
Joined Hood Second time: 7th September 1936 (Supply Petty Officer)
Left Hood Second time: 3rd June 1939 (Supply Petty Officer)
Joined Hood First time: 8th September 1936 (Leading Sick Berth Attendant)
Left Hood First time: 8th June 1939 (Sick Berth Petty Officer)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

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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: ADM363/197(Ancestry)