-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.

Chainbar divider


Edward William James Head





Date of Birth:


Not known
Place of Birth: Not known
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: N/A
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Lieutenant
Period in Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: He was on the ship for about 12 months (TBC). Later he served on the HMS Ark Royal and was on the carrier when it was sunk. He survived and only died in Sept/Oct 1991. I will endeavour to locate the diaries that were passed on to me after he died. Although the diaries are fairly descriptive, the detail is somewhat lacking - possibly due to the fact that it was forbidden to keep personal logs.