-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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Edward Cranch

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Date of birth: 20th July 1886
Place of birth: Dartmouth, Devon, England
Previous occupation: Engincomith
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker Petty Officer
Service Number: 307716
Joined Hood: 16th April 1925 (Stoker Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 1st September 1926 (Stoker Petty Officer)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

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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)
Service Record: ADM/363/419 and ADM/188/502(Ancestry)