-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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Ernest Alec Kellaway

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: Unknown
Joined Hood: 8th September 1936
Left Hood: November 1939

Biographical Information:

Alec joined the Navy in February 1936 and , following initial training, joined Hood, his forst ship, in September of that year. He served in her until September 1939 before seeing service in a wide variety of ships throughout World War 2. On completion of his 12 years service, Alec left the Navy in 1948 and followed a career in marine safety.

For the last 20 years of his life, Alec was a active member of the Association, serving on the committee for several years.

We are delighted that Alec has been generous enough to allow us to publish the complete text of his book, 'I Was There! Where?' which he wrote and typed himself. Alec passed away in March 2020 and is sorely missed.

Click here to read Alec's memoirs.

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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)
Certifcate of Service