-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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George Ray

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Date of birth: 8th June 1886
Place of birth: Hammersmith, London, England
Previous occupation: Training Ship Shaftesbury
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Petty Officer
Service Number: 217709
Joined Hood: 15th May 1923 (Chief Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 6th January 1926 (Chief Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
16th October 190123rd July 1902ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th July 190227th March 1903ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th March 190322nd June 1903AgincourtBoy 1st ClassADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd June 190326th May 1904Empress of IndiaBoy 1st ClassADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th May 19047th June 1904Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th June 19048th June 1904Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th June 190425th May 1905MinervaOrdinary SeamanADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th May 190510th September 1906MinervaAble SeamanADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th September 190617th November 1906Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th November 190627th May 1907CambridgeAble SeamanADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th May 19076th June 1907CommonwealthAble SeamanADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th June 190727th August 1907Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th August 190724th May 1909CommonwealthAble SeamanADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th May 19099th August 1909Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th August 19091st August 1910MajesticAble SeamanADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd August 191010th January 1911CornwallisAble SeamanADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th January 191112th August 1912CornwallisLeading SeamanADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th August 191227th January 1913Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th January 191316th January 1914ImpregnableLeading SeamanADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th January 19143rd March 1914DorisLeading SeamanADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th March 191431st July 1914TamarLeading SeamanADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st August 19146th September 1917Tamar (Virago)Petty OfficerADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th September 19174th November 1917Euryalus (Bombay Depot)Petty OfficerADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th November 191721st January 1919PenelopePetty OfficerADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd January 191931st January 1919Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 191930th November 1919PowerfulPetty OfficerADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st December 191930th November 1920ImpregnablePetty OfficerADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st December 192012th February 1921ImpregnableChief Petty OfficerADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th February 192111th April 1921Vivid IChief Petty OfficerADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th April 192121st July 1922CambrianChief Petty OfficerADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd July 192219th September 1922Vivid IChief Petty OfficerADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th September 192217th April 1923ImpregnableChief Petty OfficerADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th April 192314th May 1923Vivid IChief Petty OfficerADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 19236th January 1926HoodChief Petty OfficerADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 19269th June 1926Vivid IChief Petty OfficerADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th September 19384th October 1938Drake II (Mob)Chief Petty OfficerADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th October 193820th November 1939DemobilisedChief Petty OfficerADM363/253
21st November 193910th September 1941Drake IChief Petty OfficerADM363/253
11th September 19413rd December 1943GlendowerChief Petty OfficerADM363/253


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
ADM188/382 via WW1 Lives at Sea