-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Albert Emmett St Clair-Tracy

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Date of birth: 14th March 1912
Place of birth: Buckland, Hampshire, England
Parents: Emmett and Constance St. Clair-Tracy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Electrical Artificer 2nd Class
Service Number: P/MX 46988
Joined Hood: 2nd June 1939 (Electrical Artificer 3rd Class)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Electrical Artificer 2nd Class)







Biographical Information:

Albert was born on 14th March 1912 in Buckland, Hampshire to Emmett and Constance St. Clair-Tracy. The family later lived in Southsea, Hampshire. He attended The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook from February 1925 to December 1927. He entered the Navy and was trained at H.M.S.Fisgard. He was 29 years old at the time of his loss.






History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
8th November 193331st March 1934VernonActing Electrical Artificer 4th ClassADM363/613
1st April 19344th May 1934VernonElectrical Artificer 4th ClassADM363/613
5th May 193411th January 1935NeptuneElectrical Artificer 4th ClassADM363/613
12th January 193526th September 1935VernonElectrical Artificer 4th ClassADM363/613
27th September 19351st October 1935Victory IIElectrical Artificer 4th ClassADM363/613
2nd October 193531st March 1936WoolwichElectrical Artificer 4th ClassADM363/613
1st April 193615th July 1936WoolwichElectrical Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/613
16th July 19368th October 1936Victory IIElectrical Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/613
9th October 193631st December 1937DespatchElectrical Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/613
1st January 19382nd March 1938Hawkins (Despatch)Electrical Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/613
3rd March 193819th June 1938VernonElectrical Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/613
20th June 193828th November 1938Vernon (Stokes Bay)Electrical Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/613
29th November 193817th March 1939Victory IIElectrical Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/613
18th March 19393rd May 1939Drake IIElectrical Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/613
4th May 19391st June 1939VernonElectrical Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/613
2nd June 193931st March 1940HoodElectrical Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/613
1st April 194024th May 1941HoodElectrical Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/613



Additional Photos



Albert on leave with a younf family member.




A newspaper report about Albert's life in the Salvation Army.





Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 57, Column 1






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






Salvation Army Building, Portsmouth, Hampshire









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Monty Callow, Alumni Relations Officer, The Royal Hospital School (information, November 2016)
Albert's son, Albert St Clair-Tracy (photo, 2001)
Renate Tracy (service history and photos), February 2021