-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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James Garnet Greenwood Evans

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Date of birth: 21 October 1897
Place of birth: Islington, London, England
Previous occupation: Gardener
Service: Royal Marine Artillery, then Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: 23944, then, later, PO 214804
Joined Hood: 7th December 1920
Left Hood: 21st March 1928

Biographical Information: Born on Trafalgar Day 1897, James Evans entered the Royal Marine Artillery on 19 November 1915, at the age of 18, and during World War I. He served in Hood for over seven years. On 30 August 1922 during a voyage to Rio de Janeiro, he underwent the 'Crossing the Line' ceremony: his family still hold his certificate. During James' time in Hood, on 22 June 1923, The Royal Marine Artillery and Royal Marine Light Infantry amalgamated, so James ceased to be a 'Gunner' and became a Marine.

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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)
Service record