-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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John William Mott

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Date of birth: 22nd May 1906
Place of birth: Windsor, Berkshire, England
Previous occupation: Butcher
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: J.10600
Joined Hood: 1923
Left Hood: 1925

Biographical Information: John joined as a Boy Seaman on 22 May 1924 for a term of 12 years. He was trained at 'Impregnable' and went on to serve in/at 'Hood', 'Vivid' and 'Emerald'.
but later become a commissioned officer. He retired from the Navy on 22 May 1956.

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None at this time.

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 (courtesy of Anne Mott)