-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 06-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Lieutenant (E) Richard Hugh Dale

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Lieutenant (E)
Date Joined Hood: September 1940
Biographical Information: Richard was the son of Mr and Mrs James Dale of Mawnan Smith, Falmouth. Attended New House from September 1928 to July 1932. He was with Metropolitan Vickers until 1933. Later, he attended Cambridge and specialised in Mechanical Sciences.

He entered the Royal Navy in September 1937 as a Sub-Lieutenant (E). Following training at H.M.S. Victory, he served in the cruiser H.M.S. London from March to September 1939. He was then transferred to H.M.S. Edinburgh. After serving in Edinburgh a year, he was posted to Hood. His residence at the time of his loss was Felhampton Court, Church Stretton. 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
None at this time.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Newspaper clippings (from 1941)
June Brook (information, February 2011)