-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 Able Seaman Kenneth Ramsey Rawson Duckworth, courtesy of Keith Duckworth, 2001

Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 151617
Date Joined Hood: 01 October 1938
Biographical Information: Ken was born on 03 July 1921 at 11 Friary Rd, Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire. He was the first of three children born to John William and Alice May Duckworth. During his early childhood, his family lived in Newark, but they then moved to Doncaster. It was in Doncaster that his sister Norah was born in 1926. His brother Keith was born in Bradford, Yorkshire in 1941.

Ken attended Doncaster Grammar School and worked as an errand boy until joining the Navy on 05 January 1937. He was trained at H.M.S. Ganges until 10 June 1938. At that time, he joined H.M.S. Iron Duke. He remained at Iron Duke until 01 October 1938 when he was assigned to the battle cruiser Hood.

Upon joining Hood, Ken was a Boy 1st Class. He was subsequently promoted to Ordinary Seaman on 01 January 1939. He was promoted to Able Seaman the following January. 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 47, 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 Kenneth Ramsey Rawson Duckworth, courtesy of his brother, Keith Duckworth, December 2007
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Ken's brother, Keith Duckworth (photos & information, 2001 & December 2007)
Ken's nephew, Stephen Duckworth (information, October 2007)