-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 Albery

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Date of birth: 16th January 1901
Place of birth: Petersfield, Hants, Hampshire, England
Previous occupation: Errand boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J75006
Joined Hood: 31st August 1933
Left Hood: 3rd May 1935

Biographical Information: Albert was born in Petersfield, Hampshire, about 20 miles north of the Royal Naval port of Portsmouth. He joined the Royal Navy in HMS Impregnable as a Boy Second Class on 31 July 1917. He began his 'Man's Time' (reckonable for pension purposes) on his 18th birthday. On 16 January 1934 he qualified, by time and a good service record, for his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. It was from records of the award of this medal that his service in HMS Hood came to light. Albert left the Royal Navy to pension in September 1945, having spent World War II serving ashore - including in Malta. He died in Alton, Hampshire, not far from his home town of Petersfield, in 1968, at the age of 67.

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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)
Service and death records on Ancestry.co.uk