-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 Frederick Goffe Wood

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Date of birth: 25th January 1907
Place of birth: Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
Previous occupation: Bricklayer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: K65955
Joined Hood: 4th December 1925 (Stoker 2nd Class)
Left Hood: 2nd January 1928 (Stoker 1st Class)

Biographical Information: Born 1906 son of Edmund Thomas and Caroline WOOD. After service on HMS Hood transferred to submarines. He was serving as STO 1 on HM Submarine H49 when it was depth charged by U-Jagers 116 off coast of Tixel Island, Holland on 18 October 1940. Did not survive.

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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)
Service Record: ADM/363/230(Ancestry)
Neal Wood (photo and family history)