-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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Cecil Botterill





Date of Birth:


22 April 1900
Place of Birth: Nash
Former Occupation: RN
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: K64324
Previous Service No.: SS124090
Rank in Hood (highest): Acting Leading Stoker
Period in Hood: 4 December 1925 to 27 August 1928
Biographical Information: Cecil Botterill served nearly three years in HMS Hood being rated up from Stoker First Class to Acting Leading Stoker during that time. Although a native of Buckinghamshire, in later life he settled in St Austell, Cornwall, and was employed in the St Austell brewery.