-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 Richard Thompson





Date of Birth:


14 January 1905
Place of Birth: Bakewell
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: J97789
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Ordinary Seaman
Period in Hood: 1923/1924
Biographical Information: Jack served aboard Hood during the Empire Cruise of 1923/1924. He also served in World War Two, earning the Malta Star and Defence Medal 1939-1945. He left the service as a Chief Petty Officer.