-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 Spencer Knowles





Date of Birth:


30 April 1890
Place of Birth: Bacup
Former Occupation: Quarryman
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: K 56200
Previous Service No.: SS 110575
Rank in Hood (highest): Acting Leading Stoker
Period in Hood: 15 May 1923 to 4 November 1925
Biographical Information: Not known