-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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Francis Patrick Dusting

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Date of birth: 18th September 1889
Place of birth: Sunderland, Northumberland, England
Previous occupation: Schoolboy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief ERA 1st Class
Service Number: 271971
Joined Hood First time: 4th February 1920 (Chief ERA 2nd Class)
Left Hood First time: 31st March 1920 (Chief ERA 2nd Class)
Joined Hood Second time: 1st April 1920 (Chief ERA 2nd Class)
Left Hood Second time: 6th January 1922 (Chief ERA 2nd Class)
Joined Hood Third time: 1st April 1927 (Chief ERA 1st Class)
Left Hood Third time: 30th April 1929 (Chief ERA 1st Class)

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/363/276(Ancestry)