-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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Frederick Laurence Carver-Trotter

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Date of birth: 3rd March 1907
Place of birth: Vittoriosa, Malta
Previous occupation: Errand boy.
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J.109014

Biographical Information: Frederick Carver-Trotter entered the Royal Navy on 26th November 1923 as a Boy, Second Class. He was assigned to the Devonport Division. Advanced to Ordinary Seaman on 3rd March 1925, his eighteenth birthday, he was an Able Seaman by the time he joined HMS Hood - then a Devonport ship - on draft in August 1928.

Frederick served on board until May 1929, at which point Hood entered her two-year major midlife refit, emerging two years later as a Portsmouth ship. Frederick, with many others, was drafted off Hood to the elderly battlecruiser HMS Tiger which was being brought from reserve to keep the Battlecruiser Squadron at its usual strength of three ships while Hood was absent. Ironically, it had been Tiger which had provided much of Hood's initial ship's company a decade earlier.

Frederick was still serving in the RN in 1944, and his service record shows that by then he was a Temporary Acting Petty Officer. He married Mary M Elliott in Plymouth late in 1944, and passed away in Plymouth late in 1968.

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)