-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
James Smith

Photo of Able Seaman James Smith, courtesy of Mary Mochan, February 2004
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 17675
Date Joined Hood: Unknown
Biographical Information: James was born on 21 September 1915. He was the youngest son of James and Catherine Smith, of Dundee, Angus, Scotland. After completing school, he worked at the Angus Jute Works.

He is believed to have entered the Navy in 1936. Prior to his posting in Hood, he served in minesweepers, submarines and destroyers. He participated in the evacuation from Dunkirk. He was 25 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 49, Column 2 (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
Mary Mochan (photo & information, February 2004)
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ