-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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Ernest Withers

Date of Birth:

Not known
Place of Birth: Not known
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: PK59984
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Leading Stoker
Period in Hood: 31 Aug 1933 - 06 Jan 1941
Biographical Information: Among Ernest's responsibilities aboard Hood were the ship's boats- particularly the steam pinnaces. He was promoted to Acting Petty Officer Stoker just before being reassigned to the minesweeper H.M.S. Ifracombe.

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Ernest and Rose's wedding day