-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

Albert Edward Smith

Date of Birth:

1 March 1898
Place of Birth: West Ham
Former Occupation: Bookbinder's mate.
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: J25061
Previous Service No.: None
Rank in Hood (highest): Leading Seaman (Acting)
Period in Hood: 28 August 1928 to [unknown]
Biographical Information: Albert was born in West Ham, Essex, on 1 March 1898. He joined the Royal Navy on 30 May 1913 as a Boy Second Class, at the age of fifteen. He served in the battleship HMS Thunderer, leaving her in early May 1916 and so narrowly missing the Battle of Jutland. Albert joined HMS Hood as an Acting Leading Seaman on 28 August 1928. His date of leaving the ship is not available online, his service record having been transferred to card in 1929 but it is known that he left the RN that year, Hood being his last ship.