-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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Victor Douglas Coles Russell

Date of Birth:

27 September 1918
Place of Birth: Gillingham
Former Occupation: None
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: P/JX 142313
Previous Service No.: None
Rank in Hood (highest): Ordinary Seaman
Period in Hood: 1935 to 1936
Biographical Information: Victor Russell entered the Royal Navy straight from school. He served in Hood during 1935 and 1936. Later specialising in Mine Clearance, he was Mentioned in Despatches for his courage and skill in dealing with an unexploded bomb (gazetted 9 August 1940.) At time of writing (2016) Victor is still alive.