-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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Gert Cornelius Jacobus Cloete

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Date of birth: 15th May 1905
Place of birth: 0, Cape Province, South Africa
Previous occupation: Scholar
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J102747
Joined Hood First time: 10th June 1922 (Boy 1st Class)
Left Hood First time: 5th January 1925 (Able Seaman)
Joined Hood Second time: 22nd August 1925 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood Second time: 1st September 1926 (Able Seaman)

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)