-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 Alfred Raven

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Date of birth: 8th November 1906
Place of birth: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
Previous occupation: Brewer's Labourer
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: PO 22131
Joined Hood: 11th April 1935
Left Hood: 16th September 1936

Biographical Information: Albert served as a PT instructor aboard Hood. He also served in some of the ship's sports teams. He was awarded his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 11th January.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
9th September 192416th June 1925Portsmouth Division (A Company)MarineADM159/201
17th June 192530th October 1925Portsmouth Division (A Company) (at Plymouth)MarineADM159/201
31st October 19258th June 1925Portsmouth Division (A Company)MarineADM159/201
9th June 192611th September 1928Coventry (A Company)MarineADM159/201
12th September 192811th May 1930Portsmouth Division (A Company)MarineADM159/201
12th May 19302nd January 1931Iron Duke (A Company)MarineADM159/201
3rd January 193112th July 1931Portsmouth Division (A Company)MarineADM159/201
28th January 19315th January 1934Portsmouth Division (A Company) (at Deal)CorporalADM159/201
13th July 193127th January 1931Portsmouth Division (A Company) (at Deal)MarineADM159/201
6th January 19349th January 1935St. Vincent (A Company)CorporalADM159/201
10th January 193510th April 1935Portsmouth Division (A Company)CorporalADM159/201
11th April 193524th August 1935Hood (A Company)CorporalADM159/201
25th August 193516th September 1936Hood (E Company)SergeantADM159/201
17th September 193624th September 1936Portsmouth Division (E Company)SergeantADM159/201
25th September 193619th July 1939Depot Deal (E Company)SergeantADM159/201
12th July 193910th July 1941R.N.E. College KeyhamSergeantADM159/201
11th July 19417th August 1941Portsmouth Division (E Company)SergeantADM159/201
8th August 19417th October 1941Portsmouth Division (E Company)Colour Sergeant (Temporary)ADM159/201
8th October 194127th October 1941Victory R.N.B.Colour Sergeant (Temporary)ADM159/201
28th October 194127th April 1944Victory R.N.B.Colour SergeantADM159/201
28th April 19447th November 1945Depot R.M. DealColour SergeantADM159/201
8th November 194520th May 1946No. 1 R.N. Orthopeadic Centre BromleyColour SergeantADM159/201
21st May 194622nd September 1946Depot R.M. DealColour SergeantADM159/201
23rd September 194625th November 1946Portsmouth DivisionColour SergeantADM159/201

Additional Photos

No known memorials

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
His daughter Vicky Gale (certifcate of service and photos)