-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 Hichens

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Date of birth: 19th August 1885
Place of birth: Helston, Cornwall, England
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Officer's Chief Cook
Service Number: 362328
Joined Hood First time: 15th May 1923 (Officer's Chief Cook)
Left Hood First time: 18th January 1925 (Officer's Chief Cook)
Joined Hood Second time: 2nd May 1927 (Officer's Chief Cook)
Left Hood Second time: 6th April 1929 (Officer's Chief Cook)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

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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)