-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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Ronald Edwin Rodney Muttock

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Date of birth: 10 April 1923
Wife: Peggie
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: Unknown
Joined Hood: 1940
Left Hood: 1941 (Left before loss of ship)

Biographical Information: Ronald Muttock is known to have served in Hood in the early months of World War II, but written records are scant.

Ronald was born in Portsmouth on 10th April 1923 and joined the Royal Marines as a boy. He trained at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.

Ronald married Peggie Muttock nee Wood on 27th December 1943 while he was on leave. She was in the Women's Land Army and subsequently went on to train and qualify as a school teacher. Ronald and Peggie had four children: three girls and a boy.

Ronald suffered shrapnel wounds in the war and was taken to a hospital in Peebles - formerly the Peebles Hydro Hotel - in the Scottish borders, to recuperate. Declared unfit for further military service, he tried farming before returning to sea in the Union Castle Line of the merchant navy - a career he followed for a number of years. During this time he based his family on Herm island, in the Channel Islands.

Sadly, pieces of shrapnel remained in Ronald's body and eventually caused a stroke, from which he died on 15 December 1963, at the early age of 40. Peggie Muttock passed away in October 2012, nearly half a century after her husband.

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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)
Sue Davies, daughter, photo July 2020.