-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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William Benjamin Stone

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Date of birth: 15th March 1902
Place of birth: Epsom, Surrey, Surrey
Previous occupation: Garden boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Telegraphist
Service Number: J79450
Joined Hood: 10th March 1931
Left Hood: 14th March 1932

Biographical Information: William Benjamin Stone joined the Royal Navy as a Boy Telegraphist on 8 October 1917, at the age of 15. He saw service afloat in World War I, in the cruiser HMS Courageous and the battlecruiser HMS Glorious. William served in Hood in 1931-2, during troubled times in the Royal Navy, and was onboard at the time of the Invergordon Mutiny in September 1931. William left the service at the end of his 12-year engagement in 1932.

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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 documents