-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 Pinnions

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Date of birth: 3rd August 1890
Place of birth: Gorley , Wexford, Ireland
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Petty Officer
Service Number: J731
Joined Hood First time: 5th March 1920 (Petty Officer)
Left Hood First time: 31st March 1920 (Petty Officer)
Joined Hood Second time: 1st April 1920 (Petty Officer)
Left Hood Second time: 14th May 1923 (Petty Officer)
Joined Hood Third time: 26th April 1929 (Chief Petty Officer)
Left Hood Third time: 30th April 1929 (Chief Petty Officer)

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: ADM363/140(Ancestry)