-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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Sydney James Heard





Date of Birth:


Not known
Place of Birth: Liskeard
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: K66506
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Stoker 2nd Class
Period in Hood: 1925-1927
Biographical Information: Served on board Hood 4th December 1925 through to 27th August when he went to Vivid II down in Devonport. Was a Stoker 2nd Class during this period and was his first shipboard posting after joining Navy on 15th July 1925.