-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 Deegan

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Date of birth: 21st July 1897
Place of birth: Bury, Lancashire, England
Previous occupation: Iron Turner
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordnance Artificer 4th Class
Service Number: M15311
Joined Hood Second time: 1st April 1920 (Ordnance Artificer 4th Class)
Left Hood Second time: 31st August 1921 (Ordnance Artificer 4th Class)
Joined Hood First time: 24th April 1920 (Ordnance Artificer 4th Class)
Left Hood First time: 31st March 1920 (Ordnance Artificer 4th Class)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

Additional Photographs
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)
Service Record: ADM/363/231(Ancestry)