-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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Jack Derrick

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Date of birth: 16th June 1912
Place of birth: Alverstoke, Hampshire, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Engine Room Artificer
Service Number: MX47311
Joined Hood: 1933 (Engine Room Artificer)
Left Hood: 1934 (Engine Room Artificer)

Biographical Information: Derrick enlisted in the RN in 1928 as an ERA Apprentice. He served for much of WWII in Malta. He was in the destroyer Lance, part of Force 'K' which wrought havoc on Axis convoys: Jack Derrick was Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) and awarded the Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) for this service. After Lance had been destroyed he served in the trawler 'Beryl' in Malta, then the monitor Erebus, deployed in the Walcheren operations 1944. He retired in 1953 and died 1968.

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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)
Information from Chris Bilham, Auckland, New Zealand, 2020.