-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

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
RONALD WILLIAM MACKIN

Photo of Able Seaman Ronald William Mackin, courtesy of Emma Makin, March 2012

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 158227
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: Ronnie, as he was known was born in Jersey, Channel Islands in February 1923. He had five siblings, Stanley, Douglas, Betty, Joyce and Mavis.

Ronnie joined the Navy in 1938 and was trained at H.M.S. St Vincent. was an acomplished boxer for the Navy. He is believed to have been posted to Hood very shortly before her loss. His brother Douglas is also believed to have served in Hood shortly prior to her final mission. Ronnie was 18 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 48, Column 3 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Able Seaman Ronald William Mackin, courtesy of Emma Makin, March 2012
Above- Ronnie (right) and his brother Douglas / Below- Ron (front row, far left) and classmates from H.M.S. St Vincent
Photo of Able Seaman Ronald William Mackin, courtesy of Emma Makin, March 2012
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Emma Makin (photo, March 2012)
His great-newphew, Mr.Kursten Jon Bree (information, November 2007)