-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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George Soulsby





Date of Birth:


23 February 1920
Place of Birth: Byker
Former Occupation: Errand boy
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: Portsmouth JX 146535
Previous Service No.: None
Rank in Hood (highest): Able Seaman
Period in Hood: 6 May 1937 to 12 November 1939
Biographical Information: George Soulsby entered the Royal Navy as a Boy Second Class on 7 November 1935, at the age of fifteen. He served over two years in Hood, being advanced from Ordinary Seaman to Able Seaman on board on 25 March 1939. He served throughout World War II, being discharged on medical grounds, as a Petty Officer, on 25 July 1947.