-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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Cy Thistlethwaite





Date of Birth:


22 October 1918
Place of Birth: Lincoln
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: SSX18041
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Able Seaman
Period in Hood: 1937-1938
Biographical Information: Cy joined the RN on 28 July 1936. He was posted to Hood as an Ordinary Seaman on 25 May 1937. He left Hood as an Able Seaman on 26 Jaunary 1938. He left the Navy on 2 October 1940 due to health reasons. He eventually moved to the USA where he lived until 2005. He relocated back to the UK where he passed away in 2012.


Additional Photos


Cy and his wife Betty at the Hood Association Reunion, May 2005
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