-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

Updated 08-May-2014

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In Remembrance of
SIDNEY JASPER HERBERT

No photos of this individual are available

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Captain (E)
Date Joined Hood: 22 November 1939
Biographical Information: Sidney was the son of Patrick Coghlan Herbert Herbert and Beatrice Eugenie née Selwyn, born at Ashstead, Surrey in 1894. His eldest brother was Sir Alan Patrick Herbert the MP and writer who, in his autobiography wrote: 'Sidney Jasper was robust and broad, more of a Herbert, with a face made for the Navy and the shoulders of a Rugby forward. He did go into the Navy through the long routine of those days, Osborne (at twelve), and Dartmouth, and he did play Rugger for the Navy. But he had brains as well. He served in submarines in the 1914 war. He was one of the first twelve seaman officers selected by Lord Fisher to specialise in engineering. He went down in the Hood, 1941, then Captain [E] to the Squadron. He had often tried to explain to me his own plans for making H.M. ships less "sinkable" and the trouble he was having trying to impress those on high. I have no idea of the worth of his plans: but they went down with him in the suddenly-sunk Hood.'

Sidney was serving as the Engineering Officer of the Battle Cruiser Squadron at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 45, Column 2 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Signature of Sidney Jasper Herbert...from document signed 1.5 weeks prior to his loss
Above- Captain Herbert's signature
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Navy Lists (courtesy of J.N. Houterman)
Hilary Hale (Information, December 2006)
Sir Alan Patrick Herbert, A.P.H. HIS LIFE AND TIMES (published 1970)