-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 Boyce

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Date of birth: 16th March 1902
Place of birth: Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Supply Assistant
Service Number: M37460
Joined Hood: 14th May 1923 (Supply Assistant)
Left Hood: 13th January 1925 (Leading Supply Assistant)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
20th November 191710th May 1918ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/809
11th May 19185th July 1918ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/809
6th July 191828th February 1919CollingwoodBoy 1st ClassADM188/809
1st March 191911th May 1919Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/809
12th May 191915th March 1920CambrianBoy 1st ClassADM188/809
16th March 192011th November 1920CambrianOrdinary SeamanADM188/809
12th November 192020th April 1921CambrianAble SeamanADM188/809
21st April 19211st July 1921Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/809
2nd July 192131st December 1922DefianceAble SeamanADM188/809
1st January 192326th February 1923DefianceSupply AssistantADM188/1092
27th February 192320th March 1923Vivid ISupply AssistantADM188/1092
21st March 192313th May 1923Vivid IISupply AssistantADM188/1092
14th May 192319th November 1924HoodSupply AssistantADM188/1092
20th November 192413th January 1925HoodLeading Supply AssistantADM188/1092
14th January 192517th January 1925Vivid IILeading Supply AssistantADM188/1092
18th January 192517th June 1925Thunderer (Canterbury)Leading Supply AssistantADM188/1092
18th June 192515th June 1926Vivid IILeading Supply AssistantADM188/1092
16th June 192621st June 1926ConcordLeading Supply AssistantADM188/1092
22nd June 192626th August 1928EmeraldLeading Supply AssistantADM188/1092
27th August 192818th March 1929Vivid IILeading Supply AssistantADM188/1092
19th March 192924th June 1931DevonshireLeading Supply AssistantADM363/175
25th June 193128th September 1931DevonshireSupply Petty OfficerADM363/175
29th September 193117th November 1931Vivid II - VSupply Petty OfficerADM363/175
18th November 19314th January 1933ComusSupply Petty OfficerADM363/175
5th January 193329th April 1935GloriousSupply Petty OfficerADM363/175
30th April 19357th June 1936LeanderSupply Petty OfficerADM363/175
8th June 193614th April 1941LeanderSupply Chief Petty OfficerADM363/175
15th April 194127th September 1941Drake IISupply Chief Petty OfficerADM363/175
28th September 194112th January 1942Fortitude (Scotia)Supply Chief Petty OfficerADM363/175
13th January 194216th February 1943ScotiaSupply Chief Petty OfficerADM363/175
17th February 19433rd May 1943Drake IISupply Chief Petty OfficerADM363/175
4th May 194311th July 1943Clio (J3780)Supply Chief Petty OfficerADM363/175
12th July 194324th September 1943SpartanSupply Chief Petty OfficerADM363/175
25th September 194311th October 1943CardiffSupply Chief Petty OfficerADM363/175
12th October 1943Released in Class ASupply Chief Petty OfficerADM363/175

Additional Photographs
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)
Service Record: ADM/363/175(Ancestry)