-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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James alfred William Ardern

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Date of birth: 7th May /190
Place of birth: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Previous occupation: Machinist
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J87809
Joined Hood First time: 5th March 1920 (Ordinary Seaman)
Left Hood First time: 31st March 1920 (Ordinary Seaman)
Joined Hood Second time: 1st April 1920 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood Second time: 7th April 1920 (Able Seaman)

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/363/415 and ADM/188/822(Ancestry)