H.M.S. Hood Crew Information
Crew Biographies & Stories
Updated 03-Feb-2017

It is estimated that as many as 9,000 men served in H.M.S. Hood during her long career. These men literally came from all walks of life and from all corners of the Empire and Commonwealth. Here we will present some of their life stories and recollections.

Chainbar divider

Survivors of the Sinking of Hood
When H.M.S. Hood sank in the Denmark Strait on 24 May 1941, she took 1,415 men to the bottom with her. Only three men survived.
You can learn about each of them by reading the following alphabetically sorted biographies:

A. E. P. 'Ted' Briggs         W. J. 'Bill' Dundas         R. E. 'Bob' Tilburn


Assorted Crew Biographies
Alphabetically sorted biographies of men who served in H.M.S. Hood between 1920 and 1941.




Crew Stories & Anecdotes
Stories by Hood crewmen and others involved with Hood. Randomly sorted. Click on the links below.

Memories of Hood
by Reg Bragg

Memories of Hood
by L. Hudson

Picket Boats
by Capt George C. Blundell

Early Days Aboard Hood
by Windy Breeze

Memories of Hood
by Fred White

The Heroic Death of James Horton