-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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James Somerville Todd

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Date of birth: 22nd June 1888
Place of birth: Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Previous occupation: Message Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: 230225
Joined Hood: 15th May 1923 (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
3rd March 19045th October 1904CaledoniaBoy 2nd ClassADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th October 190428th February 1905CaledoniaBoy 1st ClassADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 190513th September 1905Boscawen IIBoy 1st ClassADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th September 190528th December 1905EdgarBoy 1st ClassADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th December 190511th May 1906Royal ArthurBoy 1st ClassADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th May 190621st June 1906ResolutionBoy 1st ClassADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd June 190611th February 1907ResolutionOrdinary SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th February 19077th November 1907BulwarkOrdinary SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th November 190731st December 1907BulwarkAble SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 19084th February 1908LeviathanAble SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th February 190817th August 1908BulwarkAble SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th August 19088th August 1910DuncanAble SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th August 19109th September 1910Pembroke IAble SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th September 191020th January 1911VernonAble SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st January 19118th February 1911Pembroke IAble SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th February 191112th June 1911St GeorgeAble SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th June 191124th July 1911Pembroke IAble SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th July 191130th April 1912St GeorgeAble SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 191221st November 1912TyneAble SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd November 191219th December 1912TyneLeading SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th December 191212th January 1913Pembroke ILeading SeamanADM188/407
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13th January 19134th August 1914BonaventureLeading SeamanADM188/407
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5th August 191418th July 1915Thames (C 5)Leading SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th July 19159th September 1915DolphinLeading SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th September 19156th January 1916MaidstoneLeading SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 191620th March 1916DolphinLeading SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st March 191613th September 1916TitaniaLeading SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th September 191630th September 1916Maidstone (E 43)Leading SeamanADM188/407
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1st October 191630th June 1917MaidstonePetty OfficerADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191730th June 1918Maidstone (C 2)Petty OfficerADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191817th November 1918PomonePetty OfficerADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th November 19183rd May 1919DolphinPetty OfficerADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th May 19196th September 1919Vulcan (N 24)Petty OfficerADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th September 191921st April 1921Maidstone (N 24)Petty OfficerADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd April 192112th May 1922Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th May 192217th April 1923ImpregnablePetty OfficerADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th April 192314th May 1923Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 19236th November 1924HoodPetty OfficerADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th November 19246th January 1926HoodChief Petty OfficerADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 192619th February 1926ImpregnableChief Petty OfficerADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th February 192621st June 1928Vivid IChief Petty OfficerADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
ADM188/407 via WW1 Lives at Sea