-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

Updated 16-Dec-2012

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
OWEN PATTON

Photo of Able Seaman Owen Patton, courtesy of Jean Cahill, 2001
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 141665
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Owen was born on 14 August 1918, the son of Frederick and Annie Patton, of Darlington, County Durham. He had an older brother named Vincent.

Owen joined the Navy on 08 May 1937. Following his training at H.M.S. Ganges, he is believed to have been assigned to the cruiser H.M.S. Devonshire. There he proved to be a keen football player. He was next draughted to H.M.S. Hood where he was known by the nickname "Tiddley". He remained in Hood until her sinking. He was 23 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 49, Column 1 (click to view Panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Able Seaman Owen Patton, courtesy of Ann Halliday, May 2004  Photo of Able Seaman Owen Patton, courtesy of Ann Halliday, May 2004
Above & Below- Various shots of Owen. Most of these are from his time in the Devonshire.
Photo of Able Seaman Owen Patton, courtesy of Ann Halliday, May 2004  Photo of Able Seaman Owen Patton, courtesy of Ann Halliday, May 2004

Photo of Able Seaman Owen Patton, courtesy of Ann Halliday, May 2004
Above- Owen (front row, far left) and fellow teammates from H.M.S. Devonshire's champion football/soccer team. Also present in this photo is then Lieutenant Commander John Warrand, later Navigator of Hood (also lost in the sinking).


Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Ian Usher (information, October 2012)
Jean Cahill (photo, 2001)
Ann Halliday (photos & information, May 2004)