-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
In Remembrance of
He was trained at H.M.S. St Vincent before joining H.M.S. Hood. It is believed to have been his first trip out on H.M.S. Hood, when it was sunk. Douglas may have been influenced into joining the Royal Navy because he lived in a naval town or because his father spend his career in the R.N. serving on ships such as H.M.S. Iron Duke, H.M.S. Cardiff and H.M.S. Despatch, then as a civilian on Whale Island until his retirement. Although Douglas and his father served in the Royal Navy, both his brothers served in the RAF.
Douglas was 17 years old at the time of his loss.