-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Crew List
Updated 24-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



Dennis  McGinlay









Royal Navy
Able Seaman
ESD/X/985
1934-09-15
1934-09-28
15th September 1934 - 28th September 1934

Biographical Information:
Service details

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Certificate of Service


Date of Birth: 19 February 1911

Place of Birth: Dundee

In the Parish of: St Clements

Civil Employment: Millworker

Religion: Roman Catholic


Height: 5ft 3  Chest: 35"  Hair Colour: light Brown Eyes: Grey  Complexion: Fresh


Date of 1st Engagement: 6th of Oct 1932  Date of Termination: 5th Oct 1936

Date of 1st Engagement: 6th of Oct 1936 Date of Termination: 5th Oct 1940



Record of Naval Training and Active Service
Ship Rating From To Reason for Discharge
Effingham O/S 22 July 1933 4th Aug 1933 Training Completed
Hood O/S 15th Sept 1934 28th Sept 1934 Unknown
Exemption 19th Oct 1936 14 days sea training
Pembroke Wanderer O/S 23rd July 1938 5th Aug 1938 Training Completed
Victory I A/B 11 Sept 1938 28th Sept 1938 -
Excellent A/B 2nd April 1939 15th April 1939 -
Victory IV ( Wessex ) A/B 30th July 1939 30th Sept 1939 -
Skirmisher (Wessex) A/B 10th Oct 1939 30th Nov 1939 -
Drake IV (Wessex) A/B 1st Dec 1939 24th May 1940 -
Victory A/B 25th May 1940 17th June 1940 -
Peregrine (829 Sqd) A/B 18 June 1940 13 Sept 1940 -
Vulture (829 Sqd ) A/B 14 Sept 1940 15th Nov 1940 -
Jackdaw A/B 16th Nov 1940 16th May 1941 -
Victory A/B 17th May 1941 10th June 1941 -
Merlin ( 802 Sqd ) A/B 11 Jun 1941 22 June 1941 -
Landiail ? A/B 23 June 1941 21 Dec 1941 -
Victory A/B 22 Dec 1941 6 Feb 1942 -
Condor A/B 7 Feb 1942 26 Feb 1943 -
Jackdaw A/B 27 Feb 1943 12 March 1943 -
Victory A/B 13 March 1936 8 April 1943 -
Condor A/B 7th Feb 1942 26th Feb 1943 -
Jackdaw A/B 24th Feb 1943 12th March 1943 -
Victory A/B 13th March 1943   8th Apr 1943 -
Legend:  A/B = Able Bodied Seaman  O/S = Ordinary Seaman  -  = No More Information Available


Efficiency Record

Character Efficiency Date
VG Sat / OS 03 Aug 1933
VG Sat / OS 28 Sept 1934
VG Sat / OS 5 Aug 1938
VG Sat / AB 28 Sept 1938
VG Sat / AB 15 April 1939
VG Sat / AB 31 Dec 1939
VG Sat / AB 31 Dec 1940
VG Sat / AB 31 Dec 1941
VG Sat / AB 31 Dec 1942
Legend: VG = Very  Good  Sat = Satisfactory
               AB = Able Seaman O/S = Ordinary Seaman


Divisional Record

Substantive Rating From To Number of  drills performed Qualified or Ee-Qualified Character Efficiency
Ord Seaman 6 Oct 1932 31 Dec 1932 32 Not Qualified Very Good Satisfactory
- 1 Jan 1933 31 Dec 1933 - Qualified Very Good Satisfactory
- 1 Jan 1934 31 Dec 1934 27 Re-Qualified Very Good Satisfactory
- 1 Jan 1935 25 May 1935 - - - -
Able Seaman 26 May 1935 31 Dec 1935 42 Re-Qualified Very Good Satisfactory
- 1 Jan 1936 31 Dec 1936 24 Re-Qualified Very Good Satisfactory
- 1 Jan 1937 31 Dec 1937 1 Not R-Qualified Not Awarded
- 1 Jan 1938 31 Oct 1938 44 Qualified Very Good Satisfactory
- 1 Nov 1938 - - - - -


Good Conduct Badges

Date Awarded 1st 2nd 3rd Granted, Deprived, Restored
Post July 1942 1st Granted




Additional Photographs




Dennis McGinlay Date Unknown in Uniform




Dennis McGinlay on far right




Dennis McGinlay Date of picture Unknown




ID Card for Drivers of Naval Motor Transport Vehicles




Driving Permit 30th November 1942




Telegram of Medal Awards


Sources George McGinlay from Certificate of service, September 2009

Page updated by Steve Lovelock 18th April 2010
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