-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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Joseph Sydney Bayliss

Date of Birth:

Not known
Place of Birth: Not known
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: kx 83110
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Stoker
Period in Hood: 1939 to 1941
Biographical Information: Joseph was born on 21st August 1913 and served in Hood before her loss. He had also been based at HMS Drake in Plymouth and had during part of his service. In 1941 was in H.M.S. Repulse (ForceZ) when she was lost off Malaya. Surviving the sinking Joseph was captured and spent a period as a prisoner of war on Formosa (Taiwan). He died in 1966, aged 53