-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Crew List

It is estimated that as many as 18,000 men served aboard the 'Mighty Hood' during the operational portion of her 21 year career. Unfortunately, there is no surviving official single listing of ALL men who served in her. Here you will find our attempt at creating such a listing. We are using the few, fragmentary crew lists known to exist, Navy Lists, various official reports, public records, and most importantly of all, inputs from the families of former crew.

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Thomas Knowles

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Date of birth: 11th October 1897
Place of birth: Duckinfield, Lancashire, England
Previous occupation: Iron Moulder
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J27587
Joined Hood: 15th May 1923 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 13th January 1925 (Able Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
24th September 191330th April 1914GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 191419th May 1914GangesBoy 1st ClassADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th May 19142nd August 1914Royal ArthurBoy 1st ClassADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd August 191416th September 1914Pembroke IBoy 1st ClassADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th September 191419th October 1914Edinburgh CastleBoy 1st ClassADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th October 191410th October 1915CornwallBoy 1st ClassADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th October 19157th January 1916CornwallOrdinary SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th January 191621st January 1916Cornwall (Cells)Ordinary SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd January 191612th June 1916CornwallOrdinary SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th June 191625th June 1916Cornwall (Cells)Ordinary SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th June 191626th January 1917CornwallOrdinary SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th January 19177th March 1917CornwallAble SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th March 191731st July 1917Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st August 191712th November 1917BerwickAble SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th November 191710th February 1918Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th February 191813th May 1919AuroraAble SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th May 191930th June 1919Bellona (Aurora)Able SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 19194th August 1920Colossus (Aurora)Able SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th August 192020th August 1920Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st August 192031st January 1922Colleen (Salmon)Able SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 192216th April 1923Woolwich (Salmon)Able SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th April 192314th May 1923Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 192313th January 1925HoodAble SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th January 192519th January 1925Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th January 192510th March 1925DolphinAble SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th March 192515th October 1926Dolphin (M 3)Able SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th October 192621st October 1926Dolphin (Spare Crew)Able SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd October 192630th June 1927Cyclops (K 26)Able SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 19271st September 1927Cyclops (Spare Crew)Able SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd September 192710th October 1927Dolphin (Spare Crew)Able SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
ADM188/702 via WW1 Lives at Sea