-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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Bertram Frank Charlton





Date of Birth:


21 February 1900
Place of Birth: Hartley Wintney
Former Occupation: Porter
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: J74281
Previous Service No.: None
Rank in Hood (highest): Able Seaman
Period in Hood: 31 August 1933 to 4 May 1934
Biographical Information: Bertram Charlton was a Hampshire native, born some 50 miles north of Portsmouth. He joined Hood in refit at Portsmouth, and spent the remainder of 1933 largely in Scottish waters. In 1934, his Hood time was spent largely in Spanish and Portuguese waters, including a trip to Madeira. Less than two years after leaving Hood, Bertram was invalided from the Royal Navy in November 1935, on grounds of "defective vision". He retired to his native Hampshire, where he and his wife remained.