-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Alfred Kenneth Algate

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Date of birth: 22nd March 1922
Place of birth: Hornsey, Middlesex, England
Parents: Robert and Charlotte Algate
Service: Navy Army & Air Force Institute (NAAFI)
Rank: Canteen Assistant
Service Number:
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)







Biographical Information:

'Ken', as he was known to his family and friends, was a member of Hood's NAAFI canteen staff. Ken was born 22nd March 1922 in Hornsey, Middlesex to Robert and Charlotte Algate. The family is believed to have lived in Plymouth later. He was 19 years old at the time of his loss.





Additional Photos



This photo of Ken was donated by Gary Davies. Ken was Gary's grandfather's cousin. The photo shows Ken standing on the deck of Hood at Rosyth in 1940. Hood was there having the left gun of "A" turret replaced.

For information about the NAAFI staff, please see our article on Hood's NAAFI Canteen Men.







Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 61, Column 2






Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire









Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Gary Davies (Photo, March 2001)
Colin Curtis (Information, June 2003)