-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 Kibblewhite

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Date of birth: 4th December 1903
Place of birth: Swindon , Wiltshire, England
Previous occupation: Schoolboy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: ERA 2nd Class
Service Number: M34449
Joined Hood: 16th March 1931 (ERA 3rd Class)
Left Hood: 30th August 1933 (ERA 2nd Class)

Biographical Information: Albert was born 4 December 1903. He joined H.M.S. FISGUARD in 1919 and served on a number of ships before he joined HMS Hood in 1931 as an engineer. He was eventually promoted to Warrant Engineer in 1940 whilst aboard HMS Manchester. He died on 23 May 1976.

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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)
Claire Annable, Albert's daughter, August 2009
Service Record: ADM/363/267(Ancestry)