-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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Theodore Mortimer Flavell

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Date of birth: 1st September 1911
Place of birth: Devonport, Devonshire, England
Parents: Mrs Lydia Flavell, and Mr Flavell.
Previous occupation: Newspaper seller
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: JX129038
Joined Hood: 28th August 1928
Left Hood: 16th May 1929

Biographical Information: Theodore (known as 'Theo' or 'Ted') joined the Royal Navy as a Boy Seaman Second Class on 14 January 1927, at the age of 15. He served in Hood for around nine months, early in his naval time, as a Boy Seaman First Class. He carved out a successful naval career, specialising in gunnery. He served right through World War 2, mostly in the heavy cruiser HMS Devonshire which saw much action. Theo was promoted to Chief Petty Officer on 7 November 1950, and left the RN, to pension, on 5 April 1953. He settled back in his native Plymouth, working as a machine setter for the garage equipment company Tecalemit. He retired from this employment in 1975, and died on 13 March 1981, at the age of 69.

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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 documents supplied by nephew Mr Maurice Flavell (who was brought up by Theo and his wife.)