-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Richard Hugh Dale

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Date of birth: July 1914
Place of birth: Church Stretton, Shropshire, England
Parents: Mr and Mrs James Dale
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Lieutenant (E)
Joined Hood: 15th August 1940
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Lieutenant (E))
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Biographical Information:

Richard was born in Church Stretton in July 1914, the younger son of the son of Mr and Mrs James Dale. He attended New House from September 1928 to July 1932. He was with Metropolitan Vickers until 1933. Later, he attended Cambridge and specialised in Mechanical Sciences.

He entered the Royal Navy in September 1937 as a Sub-Lieutenant (E). Following training at H.M.S. Victory, he served in the cruiser H.M.S. London from March to September 1939. He was then transferred to H.M.S. Edinburgh. After serving in Edinburgh a year, he was posted to Hood. His residence at the time of his loss was Felhampton Court, Church Stretton.

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Richard's name is in Column 2 of Panel 45.

Detail of Richard's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
June Brook (information, February 2011)