-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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Oscar Stephen Verity Waterlow

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Place of birth: Strood, Kent, England
Parents: Ernest Oscar and Eva Waterlow.
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Lieutenant
Joined Hood: 1937
Left Hood: 1938

Biographical Information: Following his time in HMS Hood, Lieutenant Oscar Stephen Verity Waterlow, Royal Navy, went on to serve as a submariner. He was mentioned in despatches in May 1942 for three Mediterranean War Patrols, during the period September-November 1941, aboard the submarine Tetrarch. Lt Waterlow was awarded the D.S.C. in May 1942 for five Mediterranean War Patrols during the period August-December 1941, aboard the submarine Talisman. The Talisman was sunk with all hands, possibly by a mine, between Gibraltar and Malta on 16 September 1942. Lieutenant Waterlow was officially listed as having died on 18 September. His name is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial - he was the son of Ernest Oscar and Eva Minnie Waterlow of Engadine, Walton-on-Thames, and the brother of Signalman Antony Adrian Waterlow (q.v.) who lost his life in HMS Hoods sinking Original M.I.D. Certificate named to Lieutenant Oscar Stephen Verity Waterlow, R.N., H.M.S. Talisman.

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Navy Lists 1937, 1938. Online auction of Lt Waterlow's medals, 2007, auctioneers Dix Noonan Webb. http://www.dnw.co.uk/auction-archive/catalogue-archive/lot.php?auction_id=100&lot_id=57696