-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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William Albert Rayner





Date of Birth:


Not known
Place of Birth: Not known
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: JX137116
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Able Seaman
Period in Hood: January 1935 - August 1936
Biographical Information: Joined the Navy on 31 March 1932 (H.M.S. Ganges) and served to 03 February 1947 (last assignment, H.M.S. Victory).