-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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Edward Ernest Hill





Date of Birth:


21 December 1899
Place of Birth: Dartford
Former Occupation: Porter
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: J78437
Previous Service No.: None
Rank in Hood (highest): PO (Gunner)
Period in Hood: 6 May 1933 to 21 February 1936
Biographical Information: Edward Hill was a Petty Officer of the Gunnery Specialisation when he served in Hood. By the time he left the ship, he had over six years’ seniority in the rate, and he was promoted to Chief Petty Officer just a year or so later. Edward continued to serve in the RN throughout the Second World War, although almost exclusively shore-based – probably in view of his age. He was married to Irene Dorothy Hill and they had two daughters, Josephine Ann and Patricia Dorothy.