-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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Ernest Withers

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: PK59984
Joined Hood: 31st August 1933
Left Hood: 6th January 1941

Biographical Information: Among Ernest's responsibilities aboard Hood were the ship's boats- particularly the steam pinnaces. He was promoted to Acting Petty Officer Stoker just before being reassigned to the minesweeper H.M.S. Ifracombe.

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Ernest and Rose's wedding day

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)
Certificate of Service