-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 Smith

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Date of birth: 1st March 1898
Place of birth: West Ham, Essex, England
Previous occupation: Bookbinder's mate.
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: J25061
Joined Hood: 28th August 1928 (Acting Leading Seaman)
Left Hood: 16th May 1929 (Leading Seaman)

Biographical Information: Albert was born in West Ham, Essex, on 1 March 1898. He joined the Royal Navy on 30 May 1913 as a Boy Second Class, at the age of fifteen. He served in the battleship H.M.S. Thunderer, leaving her in early May 1916 and so narrowly missing the Battle of Jutland. Albert joined H.M.S. Hood as an Acting Leading Seaman on 28 August 1928 and served in her until May 1929 by which time he was a substantive Leading Seaman.

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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)
Service Record: ADM363/46 (Ancestry)