-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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Eric Algeon Charles Horner

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Date of birth: 2 September 1910
Place of birth: Curragh, County Galway, Galway, Ireland
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker
Service Number: P/KX 82502

Biographical Information: Eric Horner served as a stoker in HMS Hood in the mid-to-late 1930s. Although he was drafted from the ship before her tragic loss, he was unlucky in his subsequent draft to the battleship HMS Barham: he lost his life in her catastrophic sinking in the Mediterranean on 25 November 1941.

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Eric Horner with fellow stokers. Eric is second from the right.

Eric Horner with fellow stokers on the foc's'le of Hood. Eric is second from the right

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)
Grandson Jeff HornerADM104 - British Army and Navy Death Records, on Ancestry.co.uk