-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 13-Dec-2018

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
ALBERT FREDERICK GEORGE ASSIRATI

Photo of Stoker Petty Officer Albert Frederick George Assirati, courtesy of his granddaughter, Jane Tucker, January 2004
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker Petty Officer
Service Number: P/K 14731
Date Joined Hood: 3 June 1940
Biographical Information: "George" as he was known to his family and friends, was born in Clerkenwell, London on 22 March 1894. His parents had come to England from Italy shortly before he was born. He was the youngest of 18 children. Of these, 7 (6 boys and 1 girl) reached maturity.

He worked as a lift attendant prior to joining the military.

George joined the Navy on 23 April 1912. His naval service saw him stationed in many places, to include fleet duty in China. Among his key appointments were ships/establishments like Victory II, Renown, Hindustan (where he was promoted to Stoker 1st Class in 1913 and then Leading Stoker in 1916), Pekin (where he was promoted to Stoker Petty Officer in 1918), Carlisle, Barham, Centurion, Dartmouth, Nelson, Osprey, Coventry and Excellent .

After serving 21 years in the navy, George retired to civilian life in London. He rejoined the navy following the outbreak of the Second World War. He was subsequently trained at H.M.S. Vernon with time spent at Victory II and Victory III. He was posted to his final ship, Hood, in June 1940.

George was married three years later in 1914. He and his wife Beatrice ultimately had two sons and four daughters. At George's request, some of his children later assumed their mother's maiden name, Abley. George was 47 years old at the time of his loss.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 53, Column 3 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Stoker Petty Officer Albert Frederick George Assirati, courtesy of his granddaughter, Jane Tucker, January 2004
Above- George in China, 1920.
Below- George and Beatrice shortly before his death
Photo of Stoker Petty Officer Albert Frederick George Assirati, courtesy of his granddaughter, Jane Tucker, January 2004

Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
His granddaughter, Jane Tucker (Photo & Information, January 2004)
The National Archives (ADM 188/896)
Naval Service Records (pre and post 1929)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)