-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.

Chainbar divider


Gerald Lewis Brinton





Date of Birth:


Not known
Place of Birth: Not known
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: Not known
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Lieutenant
Period in Hood: 1926-1927
Biographical Information: Born in 1905 at Bewdley, Worcestershire, and was educated at the Royal Naval Colleges at Osborne and Dartmouth. He was commissioned in the Royal Navy as a sublieutenant, and after a period at Portsmouth he was posted to H.M.S. " Hood." In the summer of 1927 he was granted a temporary commission as a flying officer, Royal Air Force, on attachment for four years to the Royal Air Force for service with the Fleet Air Arm. He was promoted Lieutenant R.N., in August, 1927. On completion of his flying training at No. 1 Flying Training School, and at the training Base at Leuchars, Lieut. Brinton was posted to No. 407 (Fleet Fighter) Flight in the Mediterranean, with which unit he served abroad and at home until he was selected in April of that year as a member of the High-Speed Flight. He was the first officer of the Fleet Air Arm to be chosen for duty in the Flight.

He died as a result of an air crash on 18 Aug 31.