-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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Harold Joseph Willetts

Date of Birth:

Circa 1904
Place of Birth: Not known
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: P/KX 81261
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Mechanician
Period in Hood: 1936-1937
Biographical Information: Harold had one sister, Annie. He Served aboard Hood in mid 1930s (he lived in Number 62 mess). He married Doris Luxton in June 1937. They lived at Wood Cottage, Pickhurst, Hayes, Kent before later moving to Plymouth. There, they had one son, David (born June 1939). Harold saw service through the Second World War. He departed the Navy circa 1946