-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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Michael John O'Leary

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Date of birth: 6th January 1900
Place of birth: Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Previous occupation: Iron Moulder
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: J54851
Joined Hood First time: 5th March 1920 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood First time: 31st March 1920 (Able Seaman)
Joined Hood Second time: 1st April 1920 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood Second time: 7th December 1920 (Able Seaman)
Joined Hood Third time: 15th May 1921 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood Third time: 14th May 1923 (Able Seaman)
Joined Hood Fourth time: 29th August 1925 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood Fourth time: 27th August 1928 (Leading Seaman)

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)
Service Record: ADM/363/429 and ADM/188/756(Ancestry)