-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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Anthony John Hammond

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Date of birth: 14th June 1920
Place of birth: Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: Not known
Joined Hood: Before 1938
Left Hood: After 1938

Biographical Information: Tony Hammond served in HMS Hood around 1938-9. He married Esme L Otway about March 1941, in his home town of Upton upon Severn, and died around September 1973, in Malvern district. Information about Tony Hammond, and evidence as to his service in Hood, have been received from just one source: Diana Tiller, daughter of Leonard Souter (qv), his friend and shipmate in Hood in 1938. The photo of Tony is from that source, and its provenance attests to its authenticity. It shows Tony in a photo taken in the Black and White studios in Malta at Christmas 1938. On the reverse are Tonys name and signature, and Xmas 1938. HMS Hood at Malta.' It is known that Hood was at Malta at that time.

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)