-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
Robert William West

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Date of birth: 11th October 1901
Place of birth: Portasmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: William and Ada West
Wife: Esther West
Previous occupation: School
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Engine Room Artificer
Service Number: P/M 27314
Joined Hood: 23rd November 1937 (Chief Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Chief Engine Room Artificer)

Biographical Information:

Robert was born on 11th October 1901 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, to parents William and Ada West. He was the husband of Esther West, of Southsea, Hampshire. He was 39 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
28th July 19174th August 1920FisgardBoy ArtificerADM188/1072
5th August 192031st December 1921FisgardEngine Room Artificer ApprenticeADM188/1072
1st January 19225th January 1922FisgardEngine Room Artificer 5th ClassADM188/1072
6th January 192214th January 1922Victory IIEngine Room Artificer 5th ClassADM188/1072
15th January 192230th June 1922King George VEngine Room Artificer 5th ClassADM188/1072
1st July 19228th February 1923King George VActing Engine Room Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1072
9th February 192327th February 1923Victory IIActing Engine Room Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1072
28th February 192317th September 1923FisgardActing Engine Room Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1072
18th September 19236th January 1924FisgardEngine Room Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1072
7th January 192430th June 1925CoventryEngine Room Artificer 4th ClassADM188/1072
1st July 19257th September 1926CoventryEngine Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM188/1072
8th September 19267th September 1926Victory IIEngine Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM188/1072
8th September 192616th May 1927FisgardEngine Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM188/1072
17th May 19276th January 1929Excellent (Terror)Engine Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM188/1072
7th January 19296th May 1929BenbowEngine Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/167
7th May 192930th June 1929Emperor of IndiaEngine Room Artificer 3rd ClassADM363/167
1st July 192922nd January 1931Emperor of IndiaEngine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/167
23rd January 193127th January 1931Victory II - VEngine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/167
28th January 193129th January 1931FisgardEngine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/167
30th January 193131st December 1933Dryad (Caterham)Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/167
1st January 19349th January 1934Dryad (Alresford)Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/167
10th January 193430th June 1934ResourceEngine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/167
1st July 19344th February 1935ResourceEngine Room Artificer 1st ClassADM363/167
5th February 19354th February 1936ResourceActing Chief Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/167
5th February 193622nd November 1937ResourceChief Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/167
23rd November 193710th April 1940HoodChief Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM363/167
11th April 194024th May 1941HoodChief Engine Room ArtificerADM363/167

Additional Photographs
None at this time.


Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 53, Column 1

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Robert's son, John West (photo, 2001)
The National Archives (ADM 188/1072