-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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Francis James Richard Styles





Date of Birth:


12 May 1908
Place of Birth: Lahore
Former Occupation: News Seller
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: SSX12150
Previous Service No.: None
Rank in Hood (highest): Able Seaman
Period in Hood: 1 November 1926 to 27 August 1928
Biographical Information: Francis Styles was born in Lahore, India, in what is now part of Pakistan. He was the son of a British soldier - who had been one of the "Old Contemptibles" of 1914 - serving in the Indian Army. Hood was Francis' first and only ship.