-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Crew List

It is estimated that as many as 9,000 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 Lewis Ward

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Date of birth: 10th July 1887
Place of birth: Exeter, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: Billiard Maker
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: 225761
Joined Hood First time: 20th April 1923 (Petty Officer)
Left Hood First time: 2nd September 1923 (Petty Officer)
Joined Hood Second time: 24th November 1923 (Petty Officer)
Left Hood Second time: 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
21st April 190325th November 1903ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th November 190328th September 1904ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th September 190430th January 1905VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st January 190514th July 1905HarrierBoy 1st ClassADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th July 190519th January 1906HarrierOrdinary SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th January 190610th February 1906VividAble SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th February 19069th April 1906DonegalAble SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th April 190621st February 1908MonmouthAble SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd February 190814th April 1908AmphitriteAble SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th April 190821st June 1908Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd June 190824th May 1909MarsAble SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th May 19097th December 1910CommonwealthAble SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th December 19104th August 1911Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th August 191116th April 1912ArgyllAble SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th April 191212th May 1914ArgyllLeading SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th May 191411th July 1915Blake (Nereide)Leading SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th July 191524th February 1916Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th February 19163rd May 1916CollingwoodLeading SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th May 191628th February 1919CollingwoodPetty OfficerADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 191913th August 1919Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th August 191921st October 1920RamilliesPetty OfficerADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd October 192018th January 1921Cormorant (Gibraltar Dock)Petty OfficerADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th January 19213rd November 1921CardiffPetty OfficerADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th November 192113th January 1922CentaurPetty OfficerADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th January 192223rd November 1922CardiffPetty OfficerADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th November 192228th December 1922ConcordPetty OfficerADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th December 192220th January 1923CardiffPetty OfficerADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st January 192319th April 1923Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th April 19232nd September 1923HoodPetty OfficerADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd September 192323rd November 1923Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th November 192316th December 1925HoodPetty OfficerADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th December 19256th January 1926HoodChief Petty OfficerADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 19269th July 1927Vivid IChief Petty OfficerADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
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