-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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John William Mott





Date of Birth:


22 May 1906
Place of Birth: Windsor
Former Occupation: Butcher
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: J.10600
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Boy 1st Class
Period in Hood: 1923-1925
Biographical Information: John joined as a Boy Seaman on 22 May 1924 for a term of 12 years. He was trained at "Impregnable" and went on to serve in/at "Hood", "Vivid" and "Emerald".
but later become a commissioned officer. He retired from the Navy on 22 May 1956.