-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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Walter Rudman





Date of Birth:


18 May 1918
Place of Birth: Horsham
Former Occupation: Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: JX 140867
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Boy 1st Class / Ord Sea
Period in Hood: 16 Nov 34 - 10 Aug 36
Biographical Information: Walter Rudman entered the RN on 15 Jan 1934 as a Boy Second Class. He was advanced from Boy First Class to the rate of Ordinary Seaman whilst in Hood. Walter later specialised in gunnery, serving right through World War 2 and until 17 May 1968, when he retired as a Chief Petty Officer (QR1) and awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM). His long career spanned the RN's entry into the missile age, and his final role as a Gunnery Senior Rating was as the Captain of "A" turret in the guided missile destroyer HMS Hampshire, from March 1967 to April 1968.


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