-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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Albert Edward Oakley

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Date of birth: 15th November 1900
Place of birth: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Previous occupation: Hairdresser
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: JX297833
Joined Hood: 7th January 1922
Left Hood: 4th April 1923

Biographical Information: Albert was born 0n 15 November 1900 in Gloucester. Albert left the navy when he got married in 1922. He was recalled to service in 1940. He was also on HMS Vivid and HMS Valiant. He had five sons and four daughters. He passed away in 1950.

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Helen Thatcher (Cerificate of service), July 2008 & December 2011