-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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Albert Edward Hayden

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Date of birth: 6th April 1909
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Previous occupation: Greenwich Schoolboy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Petty Officer Writer
Service Number: M38345
Joined Hood First time: 2nd November 1925 (Boy Writer)
Left Hood First time: 2nd May 1927 (Writer )
Joined Hood Second time: 6th July 1940 (Chief Petty Officer Writer)
Left Hood Second time: 17th August 1940 (Chief Petty Officer Writer)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

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None at this time.

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)
Service Record: ADM/363/240(Ancestry)