-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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Leslie Arthur (Known as 'Samuel') English

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Unknown
Service Number: P/SSX 17928
Joined Hood: Wartime
Left Hood: Wartime (before loss of ship)

Biographical Information: Leslie was based in H.M.S. Vernon in Portsmouth in 1940. His period of service in Hood may have been after this.

Sharryn's sister claimed that he was jailed for hitting an officer a few weeks before the sinking.

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)
Bian English, Leslie's son, e-mail October 2006
Sharryn Degroot, e-mail 11 Nov 2002