-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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Alfred Leonard Ludford

Date of Birth:

Not known
Place of Birth: Not known
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: M 14970
Previous Service No.: M 14970
Rank in Hood (highest): Warrant Engineer
Period in Hood: Circa 1930
Biographical Information: A.L.Ludford volunteered to serve 12 years and entered HMS Fisgard as a boy artificer on 31 July 1915, aged 15 years 8 months. He served through the whole of WW1 and remained in Navy after the war. He is known to have served in Hood circa 1930. In 1938 he was commissioned and he retired from the navy as a Lieutenant, in 1947, having served through the whole of WW2.

After retiring from the navy he worked as a professional engineer, building conventional and atomic power stations around Britain. He retired in 1965 and died in Jan. 1966.