-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 Mclean Smith

Photo of Able Seaman James McLean Smith, courtesy of Gracie Russell, May 2020
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 24257
Date Joined Hood: About November 1938
Biographical Information: James was born on 3rd December 1920 to John and Williamina McLean Smith, of Nairn, County Nairn, Scotland. James had a brother who was a Petty Officer serving in the Royal Navy and his father also saw wartime service at sea. He was 20 years old at the time of his loss and had been serving in Hood for two and a half years. 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

Photo of Able Seaman James McLean Smith, courtesy of Gracie Russell, May 2020
A studio photo of James dated 4th August 1938.

Photo of Able Seaman James McLean Smith, courtesy of Gracie Russell, May 2020
James and a group of mates. Photo dated 20th August 1940.

Photo of Able Seaman James McLean Smith, courtesy of Gracie Russell, May 2020
James and a friend from the same date - 20th August 1940.

Photo of Able Seaman James McLean Smith, courtesy of Gracie Russell, May 2020
A newspaper clipping reporting James' death.

Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ
Gracie Russell, James' niece (photos and information), May 2020