-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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Albert Leonard Gilbert

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: D/JX 106272
Joined Hood: 10th November 1923
Left Hood: 30th August 1925

Biographical Information: Prior to joining Hood he spent a training period at HMS GANGES. Afterwards he served in a number of ships including RODNEY, MALAYA, NORFOLK etc. He was discharged in 1936 with the rank of PO. He remained on the RFR list and was recalled in 1940. His first ship at this period was the destroyer HMS VALENTINE where he earned the DSM when she was sunk in May 1940. He then spent a couple of years with coastal forces. He later saw service on the Russian convoys in a new destroyer HMS VENUS where he was mentioned in dispatches. In 1944 he was discharged after contracting TB. He later served as an officer in the sea cadets for many years.

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Ian Gilbert, e-mail 14 Dec 2002