-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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Arnold Moston

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Date of birth: 18th April 1898
Place of birth: Sandbach, Cheshire, England
Previous occupation: Office Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Telegraphist
Service Number: J28320
Joined Hood: 24th November 1923 (Telegraphist)
Left Hood: 30th December 1925 (Leading Telegraphist)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
21st November 191321st March 1914PowerfulBoy 2nd ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd March 191412th June 1914ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th June 191414th October 1914ImpregnableBoy 1st Class (Telegraphist)ADM188/703
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15th October 191419th November 1914VernonBoy 1st Class (Telegraphist)ADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th November 19149th November 1915Prince of WalesBoy 1st Class (Telegraphist)ADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th November 191514th May 1916Prince of WalesOrdinary TelegraphistADM188/703
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15th May 19165th April 1917Prince of WalesTelegraphistADM188/703
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6th April 19177th April 1917Vivid ITelegraphistADM188/703
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8th April 191731st May 1917DefianceTelegraphistADM188/703
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1st June 191711th June 1917Vivid ITelegraphistADM188/703
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12th June 191730th June 1917Victory II (TB 54)TelegraphistADM188/703
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1st July 191729th December 1917Victory X (P 54)TelegraphistADM188/703
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30th December 19171st March 1918Victory ITelegraphistADM188/703
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2nd March 191811th March 1918DefianceTelegraphistADM188/703
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12th March 191826th May 1918Victory X (P 53)TelegraphistADM188/703
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27th May 19181st July 1918Victory X (P 53)Leading TelegraphistADM188/703
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2nd July 19185th August 1918Victory ILeading TelegraphistADM188/703
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6th August 191828th August 1918Pembroke ILeading TelegraphistADM188/703
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29th August 191827th September 1918Blenheim (Tilbury)Leading TelegraphistADM188/703
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28th September 191811th November 1918Vivid ILeading TelegraphistADM188/703
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12th November 191816th November 1918DefianceLeading TelegraphistADM188/703
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17th November 191810th January 1919Vivid ILeading TelegraphistADM188/703
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11th January 191918th December 1919Greenwich (Warwick)Leading TelegraphistADM188/703
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19th December 191930th November 1920Columbine (Warwick)Leading TelegraphistADM188/703
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1st December 192014th January 1921Vivid ILeading TelegraphistADM188/703
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15th January 19212nd February 1923CaradocLeading TelegraphistADM188/703
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3rd February 192314th March 1923CaradocTelegraphistADM188/703
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15th March 192313th April 1923Vivid ITelegraphistADM188/703
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14th April 192315th November 1923Vivid (Tenacious)TelegraphistADM188/703
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16th November 192323rd November 1923Vivid ITelegraphistADM188/703
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24th November 19232nd February 1924HoodTelegraphistADM188/703
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3rd February 192430th December 1925HoodLeading TelegraphistADM188/703
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31st December 192520th April 1926Victory ILeading TelegraphistADM188/703
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21st April 192630th September 1926Vivid ILeading TelegraphistADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 192627th May 1929EagleLeading TelegraphistADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
ADM188/703 via WW1 Lives at Sea