-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 15-Mar-2010

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
ROBERT THOMAS MACNAMARA

Photo of Able Seaman Robert Thomas Macanamara, courtesy of his great-nephew, Gary Macnamara, November 2006

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 32209
Date Joined Hood: March 1940
Biographical Information: Robert was born on30 January 1922 to William and Hannah Macnamara, of Richmond, Surrey. He lived with his older brother William after their mother passed away.

Robert was educated at both Darell Road School and Richmond Central School. He was reported to have been very popular. He also worked as a junior porter at the North Sheen railway station. He joined the Navy after the start of the war at age 17.

Robert was posted to H.M.S. Hood in early 1940 and he would see service during Hood's busiest times. His duties were known to include Storing ammunition to the amidships guns. He was present for Hood's participation in Force "H" and was sadly still with the ship when it sailed to intercept Bismarck the following May. He was 19 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
None at this time.
Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
His great-nephew, Gary Macnamara (Photos & information, November 2006)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ