-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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Alec Edward Wrench

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Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Bugler
Service Number: JX193552
Joined Hood: 14th October 1940
Left Hood: 22nd February 1941

Biographical Information: Alec was presumed killed on HMS Hood as he was not seen after leaving London to join Hood on her last voyage 16.03.41 according to his service record. A presumption of death certificate was issued by a Court on 2. 4. 52 which allowed his widow to re-marry.

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None at this time.

No known memorials

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
John Edward Wrench, Alec's son from Service Record, April 2009