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

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Frederick Arthur Smith

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Date of birth: 8th January 1903
Place of birth: Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England
Parents: William and Eliza Smith
Wife: Elsie Smith
Previous occupation: General Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/J 94366
Joined Hood: 8th September 1936 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Frederick was born on 8th July 1903 in Ventnor, Isle of Wight. He was one of four sons born to William and Eliza Smith. Frederick was the husband of Elsie Smith, of Sholing, Hampshire. He was 37 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
27th January 19195th September 1919ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/835
6th September 191914th November 1919ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/835
15th November 191923rd May 1920CanterburyBoy 1st ClassADM188/835
24th May 192022nd June 1920King George VBoy 1st ClassADM188/835
23rd June 19209th July 1920Victory IBoy 1st ClassADM188/835
10th July 19205th January 1921CenturionBoy 1st ClassADM188/835
6th January 192115th December 1921CenturionOrdinary SeamanADM188/835
16th December 19213rd March 1922CenturionAble SeamanADM188/835
4th March 19228th November 1922Diligence (Seraph)Able SeamanADM188/835
9th November 19224th May 1923Victory IAble SeamanADM188/835
5th May 192320th August 1923ExcellentAble SeamanADM188/835
21st August 19234th April 1924Victory IAble SeamanADM188/835
5th April 192423rd May 1924WeymouthAble SeamanADM188/835
24th May 192424th May 1925DublinAble SeamanADM188/835
25th May 192523rd November 1926LowestoftAble SeamanADM188/835
24th November 192622nd April 1927Victory IAble SeamanADM188/835
23rd April 192714th May 1928ExcellentAble SeamanADM188/835
15th May 192831st July 1928DauntlessAble SeamanADM188/835
1st August 19284th October 1928Victory IAble SeamanADM188/835
5th October 192823rd October 1929CaradocAble SeamanADM188/835
24th October 192927th October 1930Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/323
2nd September 193018th August 1932CentaurAble SeamanADM363/323
28th October 19301st September 1930ChampionAble SeamanADM363/323
19th August 193226th August 1932ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/323
27th August 193230th September 1932Vindictive (Frobisher)Able SeamanADM363/323
1st October 193218th October 1932Effingham (Frobisher)Able SeamanADM363/323
19th October 19326th September 1933Victory IAble SeamanADM363/323
7th September 19338th December 1935ResolutionAble SeamanADM363/323
9th December 193531st January 1936Victory IAble SeamanADM363/323
1st February 19367th September 1936ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/323
8th September 193624th May 1941HoodAble SeamanADM363/323

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)

Frederick's name is in Column 2 of Panel 49.

Detail of Frederick'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)
Frederick's son, Brian Smith (photo & information, 2001)