-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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Reginald William Watts

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Date of birth: 28th December 1898
Place of birth: Uckfield, Sussex, England
Previous occupation: Wireless Operator
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist
Service Number: J34263
Joined Hood First time: 31st August 1933 (Petty Officer Telegraphist)
Left Hood First time: 3rd May 1935 (Petty Officer Telegraphist)
Joined Hood First time: 8th September 1936 (Petty Officer Telegraphist)
Left Hood First time: 29th November 1937 (Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

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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 Record: ADM363/54(Ancestry)
Service Record: ADM363/54(Ancestry)