-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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Charles John Smith

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Date of birth: 9th November 1899
Place of birth: Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England
Previous occupation: Fisherboy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J50165
Joined Hood: 30th August 1935 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 20th November 1935 (Able Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.


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Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)