-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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John Harold Johnson





Date of Birth:


Not known
Place of Birth: Not known
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: J55304
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Able Seaman
Period in Hood: 15th May 1923 to 5th June 1925
Biographical Information: John was born on 1st July, 1900 and joined the Royal Navy on 14th July 1916. He served during World War 1. John joined Hood on 15th May 1923 and was one of the crew who went around the world in the ship on the famous Empire Cruise. The cruise lasted 10 months and covered over 38,000 miles visiting all the important Dominion countries. John's service continued throughout the inter-war years and into World War 2. In World War 2 he served in H.M.S. Ark Royal and was later sunk in a ship during the siege of Malta. John was hospitalized in Malta. When his 28 years of service ended on 20th October 1944, he had reached the rank of Chief Petty Officer. John was an electrician by trade and died on 10th March 1953.al Navy.