-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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Frank Morrell

Date of Birth:

18 November 1897
Place of Birth: Redenham
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Marines
Service No.: Not known
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Corporal
Period in Hood: 8 September 1936 to 19 June 1939
Biographical Information: Frank joined the Royal Marines Light Infantry as a Private on 17 August 1915 and became a Marine when the RMLI merged with the RMA on 22 June 1923 to become the Royal Marines.

He served in Hood in the late 1930s and is believed to have been part of the successful running team which won the Arbuthnot Trophy.

After leaving Hood his period of engagement in the Marines ended (on 16 August 1939) but he was almost immediately recalled (25 August 1939). During the war his service included a period in H.M.S. Constance and Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships (DEMS). He was awarded the Atlantic Star and a Long Service and Good Conduct medal

Additional Photos

Frank (right) in the Wardroom in H.M.S. Hood
(Constance Morrell)

Trophies won by H.M.S. Hood including the Arbuthnot Trophy
(Constance Morrell)

Frank as a young Marine
(Constance Morrell)