-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
Richard Hugh Dale

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Date of birth:
Parents: Mr and Mrs James Dale
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Lieutenant (E)
Service Number: N/A
Joined Hood:
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)








Biographical Information:

Richard was the son of Mr and Mrs James Dale of Mawnan Smith, Falmouth. 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.




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Memorials

Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 45, 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)
June Brook (information, February 2011)