-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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William Frederick Brabook

Date of Birth:

Not known
Place of Birth: Not known
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: P/MX 50983
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Ordnance Artificer
Period in Hood: Feb 1936 to Aug 1938
Biographical Information: After serving in Hood as an Ordnance Artificer, William went on to warrant rank and was eventually commissioned. He retired in 1955 with the rank of Commander (E). He was appointed MBE in 1945/46 for operations in the Far East on HMS Belfast. He additionally served in Tyne and Stancona. Commander Brabrook was a long time member of the H.M.S. Hood Association. He died in Durban, South Africa, on 13 August 2008 aged 98.