-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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James Samuel Evans

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Date of birth: 21st May 1905
Place of birth: Gosport, Hampshire, England
Previous occupation: Apprentice Shipwright
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer Shipwright 2nd Class
Service Number: P/MX 46447
Joined Hood: 9th August 1936
Left Hood: 5th September 1939

Biographical Information: James was born on 21 May 1905 in Gosport, Hampshire. After leaving school, he worked as an apprentice shipwright for Camper and Nicholson. He joined the Navy and was known to have served in H.M.S. Cairo in the early 1930s. He served in Hood in the mid 1930s. He served in H.M.S. Goshawk in Trinidad during World War Two.

James was an accomplished sportsman and rowed as well as played football (right back) during his Navy years. He was a member of Hood's football team in 1937 when he received the Mediterranean Fleet Football League Winners Medal.

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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)
Photos, medals & uniform items provided by his grandson, Jonathan Evans, via e-mail, February 2014