-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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Frank Gilbert Beckett





Date of Birth:


25 November 1897
Place of Birth: Birmingham
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Marines
Service No.: Dev.B.14038
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Able Seaman, RFR
Period in Hood: 1923/1924
Biographical Information: Frank was son of Arthur James Beckett and Ellen Elizabeth Taylor, the 7th child of 8. All of the brothers were keen boxers. Frank married Rose Louisa Burman on 31/3/1923 and had 5 children, Irene, Dora,Muriel,Sidney and Jill, and died 17/11/1932 - after serving in HMS Hood, Frank was a Postal Worker at Acocks Green Birmingham.