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Those known to have sailed in

HMS Hood

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

  • Brewin Frank. Able Sea. (d.17th December 1940)
  • Crunden Ronald Allenby. Able Sea. (d.17th Dec 1940)
  • Elliot John George. PO.Sto. (d.24th May 1941)
  • Laws Albert Edward. Ch.Stkr (d.24th May 1941)
  • Parry Thomas Raymond .
  • Scott James. Ldg.Stkr. (d.24th May 1941)
  • Spratt Thomas Plimmer. Able Seaman (d.17 Dec 1940)
  • Younger Albert. Marine. (d.24th May 1941)

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Able Seaman Thomas Plimmer Spratt HMS Acheron (d.17 Dec 1940)

This is my Uncle Tom who went down on the Acheron in 1940. he was 21 years old. I think it is now too late to contact anyone who might have served with him. He was also on the HMS Hood for a while.

Joyce Curtin



Thomas Raymond Parry

My father served in the Royal Marines during the Second World War. He was Thomas Raymond Parry. He travelled on the SS Anselm and told me the story of the lowering of Padre Pugh into the hold. He was also aboard 'The Hood'.

Sarah White



Able Sea. Ronald Allenby Crunden HMS Acheron (d.17th Dec 1940)

Ronald Allenby Crunden was my great uncle serving on HMS Acheron. He also served on HMS Hood at some point. His two brothers, Frederick (my grandfather) and Sydney, were also killed in action.

Andy Crunden



PO.Sto. John George Elliot HMS Hood (d.24th May 1941)

John George Elliot who died aged 35 was the husband of Hilda Victoria Elliot of Jarrow.

John is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial and is commemorated on the WW2 Roll of Honour Plaque in the entrance of Jarrow Town Hall.

Vin Mullen



Ch.Stkr Albert Edward Laws HMS Hood (d.24th May 1941)

Albert Laws was born in Jarrow in 1905. He was the son of William and Elizabeth Laws and husband of Ivy Laws (nee Cook) of Southsea, Hampshire.

Albert is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial and is commemorated on the WW2 Roll of Honour Plaque in the entrance of Jarrow Town Hall.

Vin Mullen



Ldg.Stkr. James Scott HMS Hood (d.24th May 1941)

James Scott, son of James and Hattie Scott, was born on 1st September 1897 in Morpeth, Northumberland. He was the husband of Nellie Scott. He died on 24th May 1941 after the Hood was hit by German shells during the Battle of the Denmark Strait. He is commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial. He is also commemorated at Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, and on the WW2 Roll of Honour Plaque in the entrance to Jarrow Town Hall.

Vin Mullen



Marine. Albert Younger HMS Hood (d.24th May 1941)

Albert Younger died aged 19, he was the son of late John G. N. Younger and Lilian Younger of Jarrow. He had joined HMS Hood in February 1940. Albert is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial and is commemorated on the WW2 Roll of Honour Plaque in the entrance of Jarrow Town Hall.

Vin Mullen



Able Sea. Frank Brewin HMS Acheron (d.17th December 1940)

My uncle Frank Brewin was an able seaman aboard HMS Acheron. He was 21 years old when she went down in 1940. He had been transferred from the HMS Hood.

Rebecca Sheehan







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