-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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Ernest Walter Joyner





Date of Birth:


3 July 1897
Place of Birth: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Former Occupation: Fitter's Mate
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: Devonport SS6874
Previous Service No.: None
Rank in Hood (highest): Able Seaman
Period in Hood: 7 June 1922 to 14 May 1923
Biographical Information: Ernest Joyner joined the RN in January 1916 at the relatively late age of 18, having previously worked as a fitter's mate. His service record shows that just four months later he served in the battleship HMS Warspite at the battle of Jutland in May that year, during which that ship sustained considerable damage and casualties. Ernest remained in the RN after World War I, and his service in Hood came to light in December 2018, when his family posted on Facebook a scan of his 'crossing the line' certificate dated 30 August 1922. Hood was on passage to Rio de Janeiro at that time.