-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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Ronald Allenby Crunden





Date of Birth:


1920
Place of Birth: Eastbourne
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: P/JX 145539
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Able Seaman
Period in Hood: Not known
Biographical Information: Ron was born in Eastbourne in 1920, and joined the navy in 1935 as a boy. He was promoted to Ordinary Seaman in 1938 then Able Seaman in 1939. He served on various ships including; HMS Neptune, HMS Iron Duke and finally HMS Acheron. He died during the sinking of the ship after she struck a mine on 17 December 1940.