-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 Frank Windett Ward





Date of Birth:


2 August 1899
Place of Birth: Brighton
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: J54733
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Leading Telegraphist
Period in Hood: About 1932
Biographical Information: Ernest was born on the 2 August 1899 at Brightonand enlisted into the Royal Navy on 2 August 1917. He served in H.M.S. Hood around 1932 and gained a Long Service Medal which is now owned by David Akhurst.