-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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Alexander Knight Ledingham





Date of Birth:


11 May 1905
Place of Birth: Paisley
Former Occupation: Scholar
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: J153389
Previous Service No.: None
Rank in Hood (highest): Able Seaman
Period in Hood: 12 August 1922 - 05 January 1925
Biographical Information: Alexander joined the Navy in 1921 and was trained at H.M.S. Ganges. His first sea draft was to Hood, and he was fortunate enough to participate in the round-the-world "Empire Cruise" of the Special Service Squadron 1923-4. He served in the Royal Navy until 1946.