Crew Lost During the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941
Contained here are 1,415 individual memorial pages - one for each man confirmed lost when Hood sank during combat with the German battleship Bismarck in the Denmark Strait on 24th May 1941. These deaths constituted the Royal Navy's greatest single ship loss of the Second World War.
Their sacrifices were not in vain: Though they were lost, the action in the Denmark Strait did end Bismarck's sortie. Through their deaths, the resolve of the British Empire was restored with a vengeance. They served as tragic reminders as to why the war was being fought and why it had to be won. The names can be accessed by clicking on the links at right (alphabetical by surname or a listing of all names).
Men Lost Prior to the Sinking (Sept 1916 - May 1941)
The men lost in the sinking are not the only ones who died whilst serving in Hood: It is known that nearly 40 men, possibly more, died whilst building or assigned to Hood between 1916 and her loss in May 1941.