-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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John Johnson Ather





Date of Birth:


12 Aug 1915
Place of Birth: Brandon
Former Occupation: Laboratory Assistant
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: PSSX 16362
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Able Seaman (Pom pom Antiaircraft Gunner)
Period in Hood: 21 Feb 1936 - 26 Sep 1937
Biographical Information: Served in/at H.M.S. Ramillies, Revenge, Victory and Excellent during the Second World War.