-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 Douglas George Collins

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Date of birth: 9th July 1901
Place of birth: Dorchester, Dorset, England
Previous occupation: Dairy Man
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Signalman
Service Number: J82557
Joined Hood First time: 5th March 1920 (Ordinary Signalman)
Left Hood First time: 31st March 1920 (Ordinary Signalman)
Joined Hood Second time: 1st April 1920 (Ordinary Signalman)
Left Hood Second time: 31st August 1921 (Ordinary Signalman)

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)