-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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Alexander George Shaw

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Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Marine
Service Number: 18758A.G.Shaw.
Joined Hood: 11th November 1919
Left Hood: about 1925

Biographical Information: Alexander was at the Royal Hospital School at Greenwich until 18 March 1916 when he enlisted for sea duty. He was discharged from Marines at his ownrequest on payment of £36. His date of discharge was 4 September 1925. He earned a Good conduct badge, British war and victory medals. He served on The Constance from 12 December 1916 to 11 November 1918. After leaving the Royal Navy he enrolled in Royal Fleet Reserve class B on 5 September 1925. He receoved the 'Order of the Bath' whilst on HMS Hood 13 August 1922 bound westward to Rio deJaneiro, Brazil.

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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)
Emma McLean, Alexander's daughter (service record), May 2008