-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 George Downard

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Date of birth: 6th May 1903
Place of birth: Brighton, Sussex, England
Previous occupation: Painter
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: KX.75046
Joined Hood First time: 31st August 1933
Left Hood First time: 11th January 1934
Joined Hood Second time: 5th May 1935
Left Hood Second time: 28th August 1936

Biographical Information: Joined the service in 1929 and served in the following ships/establishments (some, multitple times): Victory 2, Resource, Vernon, Hood, and Hawkins (Dauntless). He was married in 1930 in Brighton. He was invalided out of the service in July 1937 due to TB. He dies shortly thereafter.

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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)
Certificate of Service, courtesy of his grandson, Albert A. Downard, March 2013