-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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James John O'Grady

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Date of birth: 6th August 1897
Place of birth: Wicklow, Wicklow, Ireland
Previous occupation: Scholar
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Acting Supply Petty Officer
Service Number: M17784
Joined Hood First time: 1st April 1920 (Leading Supply Assistant)
Left Hood First time: 15th October 1920 (Leading Supply Assitant)
Joined Hood Second time: 7th January 1926 (Acting Supply Petty Officer)
Left Hood Second time: 31st December 1927 (Acting Supply 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: ADM/363/232(Ancestry)