-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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Alfred Henry Fenner

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Place of birth: Langport, Somerset, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J96204
Joined Hood: 28th August 1928
Left Hood: 16th May 1929

Biographical Information:

Alf was raised in a Dr Barnado home and joined the Navy as a Boy 2nd Class at age 15 in 1919. He was trained in gunnery and went on to serve at H.M.S.s Caradoc and Venetia before joining Hood in 1928. He served aboard Hood as a Seaman gunner and was classified as a Rating qualified in ordnance. He likely worked with Hood's 4' guns.

After leaving Hood, Alf served in one other ship, H.M.S. Tiger. He left the Navy in 1931 and moved to Walthamstow, London. He married his wife that same year. Together they went on to have three daughters.

Alf passed away from cancer in 1970.

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None at this time.

No known memorials

Certificate of Service and photo, courtesy of Mike and Val (Alf's daughter) Walton.