-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 William Matthews

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Date of birth: 11th February 1906
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Previous occupation: Store Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: J103805
Joined Hood First time: 16th March 1931 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood First time: 30th August 1933 (Acting Leading Seaman)
Joined Hood Second time: 8th September 1936 (Petty Officer )
Left Hood Second time: 20th December 1937 (Petty Officer)

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)