-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Arthur Steven

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Date of birth: 13th June 1901
Place of birth: Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Parents: John and Janet Stevens
Wife: Lily Mary Stevens
Previous occupation: Merchant Seaman
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker Petty Officer
Service Number: P/K 56296
Joined Hood: 13th September 1940
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Stoker Petty Officer)
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Biographical Information:

Served as "Arthur Stevens". Arthur was born 13th June 1901, one of three children to John and Janet Steven of Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He joined the Navy in 1919 and went on to serve in several ships to include H.M.S. London and H.M.S. Nelson. He was the husband of Lily Steven, of Fratton, Portsmouth. Arthur was serving as an Acting Stoker Petty Officer (Temporary) and was 39 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
8th May 191912th June 1919Victory IIStoker 2nd ClassADM188/973
13th June 191913th September 1919Victory IIActing Stoker 1st ClassADM188/973
14th September 191931st January 1920Vernon (Skate)Acting Stoker 1st ClassADM188/973
1st February 19207th May 1920Vernon (Winchester)Acting Stoker 1st ClassADM188/973
8th May 192020th May 1921Vernon (Winchester)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/973
21st May 192131st May 1921VernonStoker 1st ClassADM188/973
1st June 19215th January 1922Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/973
6th January 192216th February 1922InconstantStoker 1st ClassADM188/973
17th February 192212th May 1924ConquestStoker 1st ClassADM188/973
13th May 19249th September 1924Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/973
10th September 192426th May 1926Osprey (Rocket)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/973
27th May 192631st May 1926Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/973
1st June 19261st September 1926Weymouth (Greenwich)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/973
2nd September 19262nd September 1929RenownStoker 1st ClassADM188/973
3rd September 192913th March 1930Victory II - VIStoker 1st ClassADM363/133
14th March 193016th June 1931Excellent (St. Fagan)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/133
17th June 193116th April 1934LondonStoker 1st ClassADM363/133
17th April 193423rd April 1934Victory IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/133
24th April 19343rd May 1934Vernon (Ambuscade)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/133
4th May 193416th March 1935Vernon (Winchester)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/133
17th March 19353rd May 1935Vernon (Winchester)Acting Leading StokerADM363/133
4th May 193529th August 1935Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM363/133
30th August 19353rd November 1935BarhamActing Leading StokerADM363/133
4th November 193520th December 1935Victory IIActing Leading StokerADM363/133
21st December 193516th March 1936LondonActing Leading StokerADM363/133
17th March 193620th January 1937LondonLeading StokerADM363/133
21st January 193712th March 1937Victory IILeading StokerADM363/133
13th March 19371st December 1937DolphinLeading StokerADM363/133
2nd December 19373rd May 1940NelsonLeading StokerADM363/133
4th May 194015th May 1940Victory IILeading StokerADM363/133
16th May 194030th June 1940Drake IV (Whitshed)Leading StokerADM363/133
1st July 194012th September 1940Victory III (Whitshed)Leading StokerADM363/133
13th September 194020th March 1941HoodLeading StokerADM363/133
21st March 194124th May 1941HoodActing Stoker Petty Officer (Temporary)ADM363/133

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Arthur's name is in Column 1 of Panel 54.

Detail of Arthur's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Arthur's grandson, Derek Stevens (information & photos, 2001)
The National Archives (ADM 188/973)