-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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Arthur Henson

Date of Birth:

Place of Birth: Nottingham
Former Occupation: Box hand
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: J99014
Previous Service No.: None
Rank in Hood (highest): Able Seaman
Period in Hood: 31 August 1933 to 17 December 1934.
Biographical Information: On leaving Hood, was 'Discharged Shore' (an administrative discharge for one or a range of possible reasons, but not one which implied disciplinary problems.) On the contrary, Arthur was consistently rated 'Superior' for efficiency and gained all three Good Conduct Badges when qualified. Arthur rejoined the RN on 23 September, following the outbreak of WWII.