-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 Blakemore

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Date of birth: 18th August 1906
Place of birth: West Hartlepool, Durham, England
Previous occupation: Miner
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: K65430
Joined Hood: 31st August 1933 (Acting Leading Stoker)
Left Hood: 20th February 1936 (Leading Stoker)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

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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: ADM363/229(Ancestry)