-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 John Crang

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Date of birth: 16th February 1889
Place of birth: Dartmouth, Devon, England
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Mechanician
Service Number: 311870
Joined Hood First time: 8th June 1922 (Mechanician)
Left Hood First time: 5th January 1923 (Mechanician)
Joined Hood Second time: 1st April 1927 (Mechanician)
Left Hood Second time: 27th August 1928 (Mechanician)
Joined Hood Third time: 5th January 1929 (Mechanician)
Left Hood Third time: 30th April 1929 (Mechanician)

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/363/468(Ancestry)