-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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Arthur Hermon Raylor

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Date of birth: 22nd November 1898
Place of birth: Filey, Yorkshire, England
Previous occupation: Errand Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J29159
Joined Hood: 7th June 1923 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 22nd April 1925 (Able Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
30th January 19141st October 1914GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd October 191419th May 1915GangesBoy 1st ClassADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th May 191515th June 1915Pembroke IBoy 1st ClassADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th June 191520th September 1916TheseusBoy 1st ClassADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st September 19162nd May 1917TheseusOrdinary SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd May 191716th May 1918TheseusAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th May 191831st July 1918Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st August 191810th February 1919DefianceAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th February 191911th March 1920New ZealandAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th March 192024th August 1920Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th August 192031st January 1923Columbine (Vesper)Able SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 192324th May 1923Columbine (Vectis)Able SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th May 19236th June 1923Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th June 192322nd April 1925HoodAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd April 192529th May 1925Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th May 192528th October 1925DefianceAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th October 192511th December 1925Columbine (Spear)Able SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th December 192528th February 1927Columbine (Valkyrie)Able SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 192731st March 1927Columbine (Venturous)Able SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192724th May 1927Columbine (Valkyrie)Able SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th May 192712th July 1927Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th July 19273rd February 1928BerwickAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th February 192821st November 1928Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
ADM188/705 via WW1 Lives at Sea