-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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Frank Aisladie

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Date of birth: 18th August 1920
Place of birth: Kensington, London, England
Previous occupation: Scholar
Service: Royal Navy
Service Number: JX147494
Joined Hood: 1938
Left Hood: 1939

Biographical Information: Frank Aisladie's service in Hood came to the knowledge of the Hood Association through having been given sight of his 'ditty box' manuscript diary, retained by his family. This contained a reference to the Hood as part of a log of ship's movements which conformed with the known Hood programme of the time. Frank was drafted from Hood after she entered refit in January 1939. He served in the RN from 1938 to around 1948, when he was medically discharged. He died in Berkshire in the year 2000.

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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)
His son, Roger Aisladie.