-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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R. Crane

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker
Service Number: KX95928
Joined Hood: About 1940
Left Hood: About 1940

Biographical Information: Nothing is known about R Crane except for information gleaned from the lid of a 'ditty box' in which his name and service number and '63 Mess HMS Hood' appear. A ditty box is a small container used by sailors to store small personal items. Photos of the ditty box are below.

Additional Photos

Lid of 'ditty box' showing R Crane name, service number and mess.

Detail of ditty box lid.

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)
Mr Grant James, photos and information November 2021.