-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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John Smythe

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Date of birth: 17th November 1901
Place of birth: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Previous occupation: Schoolboy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J74074
Joined Hood: 31st August 1921 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 11th May 1922 (Able Seaman)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

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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)