-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.

Chainbar divider

Augustus Chambers Knowles

Photo of
Date of birth: 9th April 1907
Place of birth: Altrincham, Cheshire, England
Previous occupation: Photographic Material Packer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Signalman
Service Number: J105999
Joined Hood First time: 24th November 1923 (Boy Telegraphist)
Left Hood First time: 6th January 1926 (Signalman)
Joined Hood Second time: 1st May 1929 (Signalman)
Left Hood Second time: 16th May 1929 (Signalman)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

Additional Photographs
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)
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
Service Record: ADM/363/362 and ADM/188/858(Ancestry)