-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 James Collins





Date of Birth:


6 October 1905
Place of Birth: Baldock, Hitchin
Former Occupation: Rubber worker
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: J103617
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Able Seaman
Period in Hood: 1934
Biographical Information: Alexander Collins entered the Royal Navy as a Boy Second Class on the 23rd of August 1921, some six weeks before his sixteenth birthday. He married Florence Edith Scammell in Portsmouth Registry Office on 21 November 1934. On his marriage certificate, his place of residence is listed as HMS Hood.