-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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Allister Robert George Wray

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Date of birth: 24th October 1905
Place of birth: Chelsea, London, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Signalman
Service Number: J105219
Joined Hood: 1923
Left Hood: 1924

Biographical Information:

Allister, served in Hood during the Empire Cruise of 1923-1924. He later went on to serve in submarines.

After leaving the Navy he joined the Fire Brigade and was one of those who fought the fires during the Blitz in London. He was also deployed to put out fires in Coventry, Liverpool and other major bombing sites throughout the country. He ended his career as Chief Fire Officer for Merseyside.

Allister was highly decorated for bravery and received the MBE in the New Years Honours List of 1955. He passed away in September 1990.

Additional Photos

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No known memorials

Certificate of Service (ADM 188/857)