-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.

Chainbar divider

Roy Foster

Date of Birth:

16 May 1920
Place of Birth: Newcastle upon Tyne
Former Occupation: Schoolboy
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: N/A
Previous Service No.: None
Rank in Hood (highest): Midshipman
Period in Hood: 1939 to 1940
Biographical Information: Roy Foster entered the Royal Navy as a Special Entry Cadet in 1937, and the photograph shows him in his cadet uniform. After leaving Hood, Roy commanded the Jaba, a small Dutch coastal vessel called a schuyt, which helped to evacuate troops from Cherbourg and civilians from Guernsey at the time of Dunkirk. Later, Roy served in HM submarines Torbay and Turbulent in the Mediterranean; in the frigate HMS Stockham; and in the fast minelayer Manxman. Post war, Roy served as an RAN exchange officer, then in the cruisers Euryalus and Bermuda and in the aircraft carrier Ocean. Roy left the Royal Navy in 1958, and returned to his home town of Newcastle, where he worked, successively, as managing director of a laundry business and as a facilities manager. He moved south to Twickenham on retirement in 1985, and died in 2014