-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
Chainbar divider

In Remembrance of
Rodney John Naylor

Photo of
Date of birth: 13th September 1901
Place of birth: Galway, Irish Republic
Parents: Edward and Laura Naylor
Wife: M. Naylor
Previous occupation: Packer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Petty Officer Cook (O)
Service Number: P/L13128
Joined Hood First time: 1st June 1939 (Officers' Cook 1st Class)
Left Hood First time: 3rd March 1940 (Officers' Cook 1st Class)
Joined Hood Second time: 11th August 1940 (Chief Petty Officer Cook (O))
Left Hood Second time: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Chief Petty Officer Cook (O))
Click here to print memorial poster

Biographical Information:

Rodney was born in Galway, Ireland on 13th September 1901 to parents Edward and Laura Naylor. He married Millie Susanah Kearigan (1905-1959) in Portsmouth in December 1925. Millie later lived in Wymering, Hampshire. He was 39 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
5th April 192314th September 1924Columbine (Spencer)Officers' Cook 3rd ClassADM188/1014
15th September 192430th September 1924Victory IIOfficers' Cook 3rd ClassADM188/1014
1st October 192429th October 1924Greenwich (Spencer)Officers' Cook 3rd ClassADM188/1014
6th October 19244th April 1923DidoOfficers' Cook 3rd ClassADM188/1014
30th October 192431st December 1924Victory IIOfficers' Cook 3rd ClassADM188/1014
1st January 192525th March 1925Victory IIOfficers' Cook 2nd ClassADM188/1014
26th March 192516th September 1926Vernon (Winchelsea)Officers' Cook 2nd ClassADM188/1014
17th September 19269th January 1927Vernon (Stronghold)Officers' Cook 2nd ClassADM188/1014
10th January 192713th May 1929Vernon (Winchester)Officers' Cook 2nd ClassADM188/1014
14th May 192916th December 1931CormorantOfficers' Cook 2nd ClassADM363/510
17th December 19317th July 1934Victory IIOfficers' Cook 2nd ClassADM363/510
8th July 193419th September 1934Victory IIOfficers' Cook 1st ClassADM363/510
20th September 193411th November 1934Victory II (Wallace)Officers' Cook 1st ClassADM363/510
12th November 193431st October 1935Victory II (Exmouth)Officers' Cook 1st ClassADM363/510
1st November 193514th March 1936St. Angelo II (Exmouth)Officers' Cook 1st ClassADM363/510
15th March 193615th January 1937Victory II (Exmouth)Officers' Cook 1st ClassADM363/510
16th January 19375th February 1939Victory IOfficers' Cook 1st ClassADM363/510
6th February 19395th April 1939DryadOfficers' Cook 1st ClassADM363/510
6th April 193931st May 1939Victory IIOfficers' Cook 1st ClassADM363/510
1st June19393rd March 1940HoodOfficers' Cook 1st ClassADM363/510
4th March 194010th August 1940RenownOfficers' Cook 1st ClassADM363/510
11th August 194024th May 1941HoodOfficers' Cook 1st ClassADM363/510

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Rodney's name is in Column 3 of Panel 57.

Detail of Rodney's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)