-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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Vernon Harold Thomas Batchelor

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Date of birth: 8th June 1908
Place of birth: Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
Previous occupation: Errand Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Acting Petty Officer
Service Number: M40188
Joined Hood First time: 31st August 1933 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood First time: 3rd May 1935 (Able Seaman)
Joined Hood Second time: 21st February 1936 (Acting Leading Seaman)
Left Hood Second time: 21st August 1937 (Acting Petty Officer)

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)
Service Record: ADM/363/405(Ancestry)