-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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Frederick Bygrave

Date of Birth:

Not known
Place of Birth: Not known
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: PJ/114704
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Acting Petty Officer (T)
Period in Hood: 02 Jun 1939 to 15 Apr 1941
Biographical Information: posted to Victory barracks, from Hood, pending a gunnery course at HMS Excellent on the 15th May 1941. His service records show that he was due to be posted back to Hood after the course. He was on his way back to Scapa when he heard the news en route. After the shock of losing his shipmates he recieved more postings to courses in Malaya and Ramillies before going on to his full PO rank, surviving the war on various ships, and finally passing away in the mid 1990s after a thrombosis attack.