-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 Albery

Date of Birth:

Place of Birth: Petersfield, Hants
Former Occupation: Errand boy
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: J75006
Previous Service No.: None
Rank in Hood (highest): Able Seaman
Period in Hood: 31 August 1933 - 3 May 1935
Biographical Information: Albert was born in Petersfield, Hampshire, about 20 miles north of the Royal Naval port of Portsmouth. He joined the Royal Navy in HMS Impregnable as a Boy Second Class on 31 July 1917. He began his 'Man's Time' (reckonable for pension purposes) on his 18th birthday. On 16 January 1934 he qualified, by time and a good service record, for his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. It was from records of the award of this medal that his service in HMS Hood came to light. Albert left the Royal Navy to pension in September 1945, having spent World War II serving ashore - including in Malta. He died in Alton, Hampshire, not far from his home town of Petersfield, in 1968, at the age of 67.