-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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Robert Murray Argyle





Date of Birth:


14 October 1918
Place of Birth: Rawtenstall, Lancashire
Former Occupation: Schoolboy
Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Service No.: P/JX 181869
Previous Service No.: None
Rank in Hood (highest): Ordinary Seaman
Period in Hood: Early 1940
Biographical Information: Robert Murray Argyle (known as Murray) was born on 14 October 1918 in the Vicarage, Rawtenstall, the son of Frank Wilkinson Argyle, Clerk in Holy Orders, and his wife Margaret Sara Causer. Murray was educated at Marlborough College before World War II, before entering the RNVR during that war. His service in Hood first came to light as his name appeared in a list of those ratings treated for illness onboard in 1940! Following the war, Murray continued his education by entering St Johnís College, Cambridge and, in 1947, St Johnís College awarded him the Sir Joseph Larmor Award for excellence in scientific disciplines. Murray then became a teacher, and taught at Bradfield College, Berkshire, from 1947 until his retirement, as a housemaster, in 1984. Murray Argyle died on 5 February 2000.