-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.

Chainbar divider


Adolphus Baer Kelner





Date of Birth:


Not known
Place of Birth: Not known
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: DJ88008
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Able Seaman
Period in Hood: 1923-1926
Biographical Information: On his original papers his name was misspelt as "Kelmer". This was later corrected to the proper spelling. Prior to serving in Hood, he had served aboard H.M.S. Resolution where he rose from Boy 1st class to Able Seaman. He joined the RFR in 1931 for 5 years and in 1934 he re-enlisted to the age of 40.