-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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Gerald Lewis Brinton

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Lieutenant
Joined Hood: 1926
Left Hood: 1927

Biographical Information: Born in 1905 at Bewdley, Worcestershire, and was educatedat the Royal Naval Colleges at Osborne and Dartmouth. He was commissioned in the Royal Navy as a sublieutenant, and after a period at Portsmouth he was postedto H.M.S. ' Hood.' In the summer of 1927 he was granted a temporarycommission as a flying officer, Royal Air Force, on attachment for four years to the Royal Air Force for servicewith the Fleet Air Arm. He was promoted LieutenantR.N., in August, 1927. On completion of his flying training at No. 1 Flying Training School, and at the trainingBase at Leuchars, Lieut. Brinton was posted to No. 407(Fleet Fighter) Flight in the Mediterranean, with whichunit he served abroad and at home until he was selectedin April of that year as a member of the High-SpeedFlight. He was the first officer of the Fleet Air Arm to bechosen for duty in the Flight.

He died as a result of an air crash on 18 Aug 31.

Additional Photographs
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)
Service Record, courtesy of Don Kindell, Feb 2012