-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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Alexander Matier

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Date of birth: 20th March 1888
Place of birth: Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Previous occupation: Machine hackler
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: 228870
Joined Hood: 15th May 1921 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 11th May 1922 (Able Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
7th November 19038th June 1904CaledoniaBoy 2nd ClassADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th June 190428th November 1904CaledoniaBoy 1st ClassADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th November 19043rd May 1905BoscawenBoy 1st ClassADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th May 190510th September 1905St GeorgeBoy 1st ClassADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th September 190515th October 1905VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th October 190524th March 1906ImplacableBoy 1st ClassADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th March 190630th September 1907ImplacableOrdinary SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 190729th May 1908ImplacableAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th May 190824th November 1908Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th November 19088th February 1909HannibalAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th February 190913th February 1911DefenceAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th February 191126th August 1911Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th August 191123rd October 1911DefianceAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th October 191122nd November 1911PresidentAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd November 19115th February 1912Victory IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th February 191219th October 1914PresidentAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th October 191421st April 1915ColleenAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd April 191510th August 1915Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th August 19151st February 1917Dido (Melpomene)Able SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd February 19178th July 1917Dido (Satyr)Able SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th July 19171st August 1917Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd August 191731st January 1919Blake (Tenacious)Able SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 191914th March 1919Vivid II (Tenacious)Able SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th August 192014th May 1921Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 192111th May 1922HoodAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th May 192222nd May 1922Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd May 192227th April 1923Columbine (Videtta)Able SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th April 19239th May 1923Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th May 192310th June 1925PhilomelAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th June 19256th January 1926DunedinAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 192625th March 1926Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th March 192611th January 1927Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th January 192722nd September 1927ColumbineAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd September 192731st October 1927Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 192729th December 1927Victory IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th December 19275th September 1928ResolutionAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th September 192827th November 1928Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th November 192831st January 1929Carysfort (Erebus)Able SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 192913th May 1929PegasusAble SeamanADM363/278
14th May 19297th August 1929Vivid I-IIIAble SeamanADM363/278
8th August 19298th August 1929Shore PensionedAble SeamanADM363/278
9th August 192924th August 1939Enrolled in RFRAble SeamanADM363/278
25th August 193920th October 1941AlauniaAble SeamanADM363/278
21st October 19413rd November 1941Drake IAble SeamanADM363/278
4th November 194115th August 1945Ferret IAble SeamanADM363/278
16th August 1945Released in Class AAble SeamanADM363/278


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/404 via WW1 Lives at Sea