-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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Alfred Wines Gale

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Date of birth: 4th January 1888
Place of birth: East ham, London, England
Previous occupation: Engine cleaner
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Yeoman of Signals
Service Number: 231573
Joined Hood First time: 9th January 1921 (Yeoman of Signals)
Left Hood First time: 6th January 1922 (Yeoman of Signals)
Joined Hood Second time: 7th June 1926 (Yeoman of Signals)
Left Hood Second time: 4th January 1927 (Chief Yeoman of Signals)





Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and rate held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
12th August 19048th March 1905ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th March 190525th May 1905ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th May 190530th October 1905Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st October 19053rd January 1906MontaguBoy 1st ClassADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th January 19064th June 1906MontaguSignalmanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th June 19069th January 1907Vivid ISignalmanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th January 19075th February 1907SpartiateSignalmanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th February 190712th March 1907SpartiateQualified SignalmanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th March 190730th September 1907TamarQualified SignalmanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 190725th February 1909TamarSignalmanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th February 190928th May 1909HawkeSignalmanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th May 19096th August 1909Vivid ISignalmanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th August 19094th November 1909IndusSignalmanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th November 190914th December 1909Vivid ISignalmanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th December 19097th February 1910Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th February 19104th March 1912ArgyllLeading SignalmanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th March 191231st October 1912Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 191226th May 1913RingdoveLeading SignalmanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th May 191310th June 1913Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th June 191330th August 1913ImpregnableLeading SignalmanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st August 191310th March 1914AdventureLeading SignalmanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th March 191428th December 1914ActiveLeading SignalmanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th December 191415th February 1915GalateaLeading SignalmanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th February 191519th March 1915ActiveLeading SignalmanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th March 191517th August 1915Blake (Staunch)Leading SignalmanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th August 191530th September 1915Blake (Michael)Leading SignalmanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 191517th August 1916Blake (Michael)Yeoman of SignalsADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th August 191628th November 1918BlakeYeoman of SignalsADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th November 19186th May 1920CommonwealthYeoman of SignalsADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th May 19208th January 1921Vivid IYeoman of SignalsADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th January 19216th January 1922HoodYeoman of SignalsADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 192216th January 1922Vivid IYeoman of SignalsADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th January 192228th February 1922Woolwich (Sceptre)Yeoman of SignalsADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 192220th November 1922Vivid IYeoman of SignalsADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st November 192211th May 1925Emperor of IndiaYeoman of SignalsADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th May 19256th June 1926Vivid IYeoman of SignalsADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th June 192619th October 1926HoodYeoman of SignalsADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th June 19264th January 1927HoodChief Yeoman of SignalsADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th January 19274th January 1928Vivid IChief Yeoman of SignalsADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th September 19382nd October 1938Drake 1 1 (Mob)Chief Yeoman of SignalsADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.




Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
ADM188/410 via WW1 Lives at Sea