-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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James William Warren





Date of Birth:


Not known
Place of Birth: Not known
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: JX142382
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Able Seaman
Period in Hood: October 1935 - March 1938
Biographical Information: James joined Hood as a Boy seaman in October 1935. He was promoted to Boy 1st Class in September 1936 and to Ordinary Seaman on December 1936. He was promoted to Able Seaman in March 1938. Later that month he was reassigned to H.M.S. Victory barracks in Portsmouth.

During his time in Hood, James is known to have participated as a member of one of Hood's rowing teams. He won a trophy for his achievments during the 1937 Young Ratings Cutter race.

James was also injured whilst serving in Hood- in February 1937 a 5.5 inch sub-calibre gun (possibly a shell) fell onto his right foot.