-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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Arthur Owen Hannaford





Date of Birth:


July 14, 1904
Place of Birth: Not known
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: K66370
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Stoker
Period in Hood: 1939 or 1940
Biographical Information: Educated at Tavistock High SchoolJoined Royal Navy probably at Devonport. Trained at HMS Vivid as a Stoker.

Served on HMS Dorchester (3 funneled cruiser) to the best of my knowledge. Served on HMS Renown (have Christmas Card To Mother. Served on HMS Hood but transferred to Admiralty at Queen Anne's Mansions as Engineering Writer sometime before her last sailing.Served in Belfast during latter part of war. Had mementos of surrender of U Boat U497 at Loch Alsh. Retired as Petty Officer or Chief Petty Officer circa 1947,