-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Crew List
Updated 17-Apr-2010

It is estimated that as many as 9,000 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 Leonard Gilbert





Date of Birth:


Not known
Place of Birth: Not known
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: D/JX 106272
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Boy 1st Class
Period in Hood: 10 Nov 1923 - 30 Aug 1925
Biographical Information: Prior to joining Hood he spent a training period at HMS GANGES. Afterwards he served in a number of ships including RODNEY, MALAYA, NORFOLK etc. He was discharged in 1936 with the rank of PO. He remained on the RFR list and was recalled in 1940. His first ship at this period was the destroyer HMS VALENTINE where he earned the DSM when she was sunk in May 1940. He then spent a couple of years with coastal forces. He later saw service on the Russian convoys in a new destroyer HMS VENUS where he was mentioned in dispatches. In 1944 he was discharged after contracting TB. He later served as an officer in the sea cadets for many years.