-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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William Henry Hobbs

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Date of birth: 7th July 1897
Place of birth: Torquay , Devon, England
Previous occupation: Schoolboy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Shipwright 2nd Class
Service Number: M5161
Joined Hood: 15th May 1923 (Shipwright 3rd Class)
Left Hood: 6th January 1926 (Shipwright 2nd Class)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.


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Memorials
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Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
Service Record: ADM/363/460 and ADM/343/1028(Ancestry)