-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 Edward Wood

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Date of birth: 21st June 1903
Place of birth: Exeter, Devon, England
Previous occupation: General labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Boy 1st Class
Service Number: J96540
Joined Hood: 8 December 1920 (Boy 1st Class)
Left Hood: 4th February 1921 (Boy 1st Class)

Biographical Information: Born in Exeter, Devon, in 1903, Albert Edward Wood joined the Royal Navy as a Boy 2nd Class on 20 February 1920. As a Devonian, he was unsurprisingly allocated Devonport (Plymouth) as his base port. Hood was a Devonport ship for the first half of her career, and Albert joined Hood as a Boy 1st Class in December 1920.

Sadly, it appears that ear disease caused his discharge from service prematurely.

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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)
ADM 188 per David Eastman April 2022