-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 James Collins

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Date of birth: 6th October 1905
Place of birth: Baldock, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England
Previous occupation: Rubber worker
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J103617
Joined Hood: `1934
Left Hood: 1934

Biographical Information: Alexander Collins entered the Royal Navy as a Boy Second Class on the 23rd of August 1921, some six weeks before his sixteenth birthday. He married Florence Edith Scammell in Portsmouth Registry Office on 21 November 1934. On his marriage certificate, his place of residence is listed as HMS Hood.

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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)
Mr Gary Collins, grandson.