-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 Robert Giles

Date of Birth:

Place of Birth: Poole
Former Occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: J108494
Previous Service No.: None
Rank in Hood (highest): Leading Seaman
Period in Hood: 12 May 1931 to 5 January 1933 AND 31 August 1933 to 4 May 1934
Biographical Information: Cecil Giles served in Hood for over two years, in two periods in the early 1930s. Whist on board, he was advanced from Acting Leading Seaman to the substantive rate of Leading Seaman. He built a full career in the Royal Navy, serving right through the Second World War and achieving promotion to Chief Petty Officer.