-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.

Chainbar divider


James Nicholas Wilson





Date of Birth:


Not known
Place of Birth: Not known
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve
Service No.: N/A
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Midshipman
Period in Hood: January 1935
Biographical Information: James was born on 01/05/1909 in Ilkeley. He served aboard Hood in January 1935 as a Midshipman in the RNVR (Liverpool Branch). He was the person who photographed the famous collision og Hood and Renown late that month.
He was later promoted to Lieutenant. He was called up for duty in 1941/1942 for service in MTBs based in Portsmouth, but sent home to run "strategic Industry" in Cheshire.
He was made an honourary Colonel in the British Army in 1945. This was to facilitate his entry into post-war Germany to help with reconstruction efforts in the Ruhr.
He passed away on 05 May 1982 in Cheshire.