-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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Richard Toms

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Date of birth: 21st January 1896
Place of birth: Looe, Cornwall, England
Previous occupation: Postman
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Cook
Service Number: M7258
Joined Hood First time: 13th November 1926 (Leading Cook)
Left Hood First time: 31st December 1926 (Leading Cook)
Joined Hood Second time: 28th January 1927 (Leading Cook)
Left Hood Second time: 30th April 1929 (Leading Cook)

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: ADM/363/160(Ancestry)