-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 James Solway

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Date of birth: 5th February 1891
Place of birth: Devonport, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: T.S. Indus
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: 238174
Joined Hood: 28th August 1928 (Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 16th May 1929 (Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
15th February 190714th January 1908ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th January 190820th January 1908ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st January 19089th May 1908HogueBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th May 190823rd May 1908Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th May 19086th November 1908DorisBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th November 19084th February 1909New ZealandBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th February 190927th July 1910New ZealandOrdinary SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th July 191031st July 1911New ZealandAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st August 191114th August 1911Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th August 19118th December 1911LeanderAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th December 191110th January 1912Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th January 191219th October 1914CornwallAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th October 191431st March 1915Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 191516th October 1916WarspiteLeading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th October 191616th May 1917Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th May 19175th June 1919SuffolkLeading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th June 191914th June 1921Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th June 192125th October 1923RevengeLeading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th October 192320th December 1923RevengePetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st December 19239th January 1924Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th January 192431st January 1924GloriousPetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 192413th February 1924Dartmouth (Glorious)Petty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th February 192423rd February 1924Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th February 192427th May 1924DartmouthPetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th May 192430th September 1924ThundererPetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 192410th October 1924Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th October 19244th November 1926TamarPetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th November 192619th December 1926CarysfortPetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th December 192624th July 1927Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th July 192710th August 1928CarysfortPetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th August 192827th August 1928Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th August 192816th May 1929HoodPetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th May 19296th January 1930TigerPetty OfficerADM363/409
7th January 193031st March 1930Vivid I-IPetty OfficerADM363/409
1st April 19305th September 1930TigerPetty OfficerADM363/409
6th September 19303rd February 1931Vivid I-IPetty OfficerADM363/409
4th February 19314th February 1931PensionedPetty OfficerADM363/409
5th February 193127th December 1939Joined RFRPetty OfficerADM363/409
28th December 193931st March 1940Drake IPetty OfficerADM363/409
1st April 19406th August 1944St. AngeloPetty OfficerADM363/409
7th August 1944InvalidedPetty OfficerADM363/409


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/423 via WW1 Lives at Sea