-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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Samuel John Oatway

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Date of birth: 17th February 1890
Place of birth: Plymouth, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: Greenwich Hospital School
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: 234588
Joined Hood: 12th May 1922 (Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 9th January 1925 (Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
20th September 190524th January 1906GangesBoy 1st ClassADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th January 190623rd May 1906ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th May 19069th September 1906HogueBoy 1st ClassADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th September 19067th October 1906Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th October 190616th February 1908CarnarvonBoy 1st ClassADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th February 19087th March 1909CarnarvonOrdinary SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th March 190914th April 1909CarnarvonAble SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th April 19093rd May 1909VividAble SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th May 19096th December 1911DorisAble SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th December 191126th February 1913Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th February 19136th April 1915SuffolkAble SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th April 191521st March 1916SuffolkLeading SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd March 191625th August 1916SuffolkAble SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th August 191610th June 1917VividAble SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th June 191730th September 1917CumberlandAble SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 191731st January 1919CumberlandLeading SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 191911th June 1919Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th June 191930th November 1919HiroseLeading SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st December 191916th February 1920HirosePetty OfficerADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th February 192031st March 1920BlenheimPetty OfficerADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192012th September 1920Blenheim (Tobago)Petty OfficerADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th September 192011th May 1922Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th May 19229th January 1925HoodPetty OfficerADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th January 192520th April 1925Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st April 19257th September 1925ImpregnablePetty OfficerADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th September 192516th October 1925Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th October 192527th October 1926ImpregnablePetty OfficerADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th October 19265th January 1927Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th January 19277th February 1927Pembroke II (Seraph)Petty OfficerADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th February 192730th September 1929Saxon II (Seraph)Petty OfficerADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 192926th November 1929CambrianPetty OfficerADM363/462
27th November 192915th February 1930Vivid I-IPetty OfficerADM363/462
16th February 193027th September 1938PensionedPetty OfficerADM363/462
28th September 19381st October 1938Drake I (Mobilised)Petty OfficerADM363/462
2nd October 193818th August 1940DemobilisedPetty OfficerADM363/462
19th August 19404th April 1941Drake IPetty OfficerADM363/462
5th April 194121st May 1941ParisPetty OfficerADM363/462
22nd May 19419th September 1945Drake IPetty OfficerADM363/462
10th September 1945Released in Class APetty OfficerADM363/462


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/416 via WW1 Lives at Sea