-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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Reginald Squelch

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Telegraphist
Service Number: J. 107214
Joined Hood: January 1925
Left Hood: May 1926

Biographical Information: Joined Hood as a Boy Seaman and was promoted to Ordinary Telegraphist. Served in various ships to include HMS Drake. He was captured at Leros, Greece in 1943.

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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 Doreen Hassett