-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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John Taylor

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Date of birth: 31st January 1895
Place of birth: Taunton, Somerset, England
Previous occupation: General Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: K18854
Joined Hood First time: 25th January 1925 (Leading Stoker)
Left Hood First time: 26th March 1925 (Leading Stoker)
Joined Hood Second time: 23rd November 1927 (Leading Stoker)
Left Hood Second time: 16th May 1929 (Leading Stoker)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

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)
Service Record: ADM188/904(Ancestry)
Service Record: ADM363/24(Ancestry)