-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
James Scott

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Date of birth: 1st September 1897
Place of birth: Morpeth, Northumberland, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: SS123423 then P/K 59764
Joined Hood First time: 31st August 1933 (Leading Stoker)
Left Hood First time: 3rd March 1933 (Leading Stoker)
Joined Hood Second time: 11th August 1940 (Leading Stoker)
Left Hood Second time: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Leading Stoker)
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Biographical Information:

James was born on 1st September 1897 in Morpeth, Northumberland to parents James and Hattie Scott. They family later lived in Wallsend on Tyne, Northumberland.

He was the husband of Nellie Scott and lived at 42 Catherine Street, Jarrow. James had served in the Navy for 22 years. Their son Archie was lost in naval service in January 1941. James was 43 years old at the time of his loss.






History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
14th August 19192nd December 1919Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM188/1129
3rd December 19191st September 1920CanterburyStoker 2nd ClassADM188/1129
2nd September 192025th January 1921CanterburyStoker 1st ClassADM188/1129
26th January 19212nd March 1921Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/1129
3rd March 192115th July 1922Iron DukeStoker 1st ClassADM188/1129
16th July 192230th August 1922Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/980
31st August 192216th March 1924Dido (Skate, Tyrant, Restless)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/980
17th March 19249th November 1924FlindersStoker 1st ClassADM188/980
10th November 192410th November 1924Victory II (Flinders)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/980
11th November 192418th May 1925Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/980
19th May 192524th September 1925Dolphin (SC)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/980
25th September 192528th October 1925TitaniaStoker 1st ClassADM188/980
29th October 192519th November 1925Titania (SC)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/980
20th November 19256th December 1926Titania (L2)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/980
7th December 192630th January 1927Titania (SC)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/980
31st January 192715th May 1927Titania (L2)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/980
16th May 192722nd November 1927Titania (L2)Acting Leading StokerADM188/980
23rd November 19274th January 1928TitaniaActing Leading StokerADM188/980
5th January 192810th January 1929ArgusActing Leading StokerADM188/980
11th January 19293rd February 1929Victory II - IVActing Leading StokerADM363/69
4th February 192915th May 1929FisgardActing Leading StokerADM363/69
16th May 19297th June 1929FisgardLeading StokerADM363/69
8th June 19291st September 1930Victory II - IVLeading StokerADM363/69
2nd September 193019th July 1933SuffolkLeading StokerADM363/69
20th July 193330th August 1933Victory IILeading StokerADM363/69
31st August 19333rd March 1940HoodLeading StokerADM363/69
4th March 194010th August 1940RenownLeading StokerADM363/69
11th August 194024th May 1941HoodLeading StokerADM363/69


Additional Photographs
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Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England


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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England


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Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
James's grandson, Keith Suddick (photo & information, 2001)
Irene Gray (information taken from 31st May 1941 "Newcastle Evening Chronicle," July 2017)