-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 King

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Date of birth: 9th July 1886
Place of birth: Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, England
Previous occupation: Brewer's Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Signalman
Service Number: 224094
Joined Hood: 1st January 1925 (Leading Signalman)
Left Hood: 19th April 1926 (Leading Signalman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
9th January 190320th January 1903ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st January 19037th February 1904LionBoy 2nd ClassADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th February 190428th June 1904LionBoy 1st Class (Signals)ADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th June 19048th July 1904HerculesBoy 1st Class (Signals)ADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th July 19048th November 1904HerculesSignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th November 190427th March 1905FirequeenSignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th March 190514th December 1906Good HopeSignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th December 190615th July 1907Good HopeQualified SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th July 190723rd July 1907Vivid IQualified SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th July 190723rd August 1907Sapphire IIQualified SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th August 190730th September 1907Vivid IQualified SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 19071st November 1907Vivid ISignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd November 190729th May 1908ForthSignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th May 190827th January 1910OceanSignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th January 191027th May 1910Vivid ISignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th May 19104th December 1910SutlejSignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th December 191013th February 1911SutlejLeading SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th February 19112nd March 1912DefenceLeading SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd March 191222nd March 1912Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd March 191211th March 1913ForthLeading SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th March 191329th August 1913DonegalLeading SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th August 191324th November 1913Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th November 191327th October 1916ColossusLeading SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th October 191618th March 1917Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th March 191721st April 1917Dido (Tempest)Leading SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd April 191730th September 1917Wallington (Loyal)Leading SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 191714th October 1919Apollo (Loyal)Leading SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th October 191915th November 1919Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th November 191928th November 1919Apollo (Loyal)Leading SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th November 19196th February 1920Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th February 19208th March 1921Woolwich (Taurus)Leading SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th March 192114th August 1921Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th August 192111th September 1921Blenheim (Tuscan)Leading SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th September 192121st July 1922Diligence (Tuscan)Leading SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd July 192231st August 1922Egmont (Tuscan)Leading SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 192231st May 1923Egmont (Torch)Leading SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st June 192330th June 1923Diligence (Torch)Leading SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 192312th August 1923Egmont (Torch)Leading SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th August 192329th August 1923Woolwich (Torch)Leading SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th August 192331st December 1924Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 192519th April 1926Hood (Snapdragon)Leading SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th April 19268th July 1926Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/395 via WW1 Lives at Sea