-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Crew List

It is estimated that as many as 18,000 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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Leslie William (Sam) Langford

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: PJ106231
Joined Hood: Late 1930s
Left Hood: Wartime (before loss of ship)

Biographical Information: Born 10th March 1907,'Sam', as he was known, served aboard H.M.S. Hood during her time with the Mediterranean Fleet. It is also believed that he was still assigned to the ship during World War Two.

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No known memorials

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
His son, Bob Langford, e-mail 10 Aug 2002