-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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Alfred James Newcombe

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Date of birth: 27th April 1897
Place of birth: Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Previous occupation: Fitter
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J28960
Joined Hood: 7th January 1926 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 27th August 1928 (Able Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
2nd January 191414th April 1914PowerfulBoy 2nd ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th April 191430th October 1914PowerfulBoy 1st ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st October 191426th April 1915MarlboroughBoy 1st ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th April 191524th May 1915MarlboroughOrdinary SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd June 191516th February 1916MarlboroughOrdinary SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th February 191611th March 1919MarlboroughAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th March 191931st March 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 191922nd October 1919PegasusAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd October 19191st December 1919CrescentAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd December 19191st January 1921PegasusAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd January 192114th December 1921YarmouthAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th December 192121st August 1922Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd August 192214th September 1924Columbine (Venetia)Able SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th September 192417th April 1925Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th April 192517th June 1925Thunderer (Canterbury)Able SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th June 19256th January 1926Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 192627th August 1928HoodAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th August 192828th May 1929Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th May 192912th July 1931EagleAble SeamanADM363/49
13th July 19318th September 1931Vivid IAble SeamanADM363/49
9th September 193111th April 1932Defiance (Melpomere)Able SeamanADM363/49
12th April 193230th August 1934RodneyAble SeamanADM363/49
31st August 193422nd October 1934Drake IAble SeamanADM363/49
23rd October 193416th December 1934St. Angelo (Defender)Able SeamanADM363/49
17th December 193425th August 1935St. Angelo (Wren)Able SeamanADM363/49
26th August 19352nd October 1935St. Angelo (Worcester)Able SeamanADM363/49
3rd October 193514th July 1936St. Angelo (Wren)Able SeamanADM363/49
15th July 193630th November 1938DevonshireAble SeamanADM363/49
1st December 193821st March 1940GloriousAble SeamanADM363/49
22nd March 194028th November 1945St. AngeloAble SeamanADM363/49
29th November 1945Released in Class AAble SeamanADM363/49


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/704 via WW1 Lives at Sea