-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Crew List
Updated 17-Apr-2010

It is estimated that as many as 9,000 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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Harold Hambleton

Date of Birth:

Not known
Place of Birth: Not known
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: JC 144502
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Ordinary Seaman
Period in Hood: September 1936 to June 1939
Biographical Information: Harold served from 8th April 1935 to 31st March 1968 in total, including 5 years Royal Naval Reserve between 1959-63 and re-joined due to man shortage. He started his time in Hood as a Boy 1st Class and left her as an Ordinary Seaman. Harold, who was always proud of having served in H.M.S. Hood, Crossed the Bar in May 1998.