-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 Watson

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Date of birth: 31st March 1897
Place of birth: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Previous occupation: Brush Maker
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J27372
Joined Hood: 24th November 1923 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 6th January 1926 (Able Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
31st August 191313th April 1914GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th April 191414th April 1914GangesBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th April 19145th August 1914HawkeBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th August 19146th October 1914Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th October 191430th March 1915DonegalBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st March 19154th October 1915DonegalOrdinary SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th October 191527th April 1916DonegalAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th April 191620th May 1916Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st May 19163rd August 1916DefianceAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th August 191612th December 1917Eagle (Dove)Able SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th December 191731st December 1917Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 191811th December 1918Eaglet (Dove)Able SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th December 191822nd February 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd February 191917th March 1919DefianceAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th March 19191st November 1920MarlboroughAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd November 19208th December 1920Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th December 19202nd May 1923Columbine (Watchman)Able SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd May 192330th May 1923Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st May 192313th September 1923DefianceAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th September 192323rd November 1923Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th November 19236th January 1926HoodAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 192625th June 1926DefianceAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th June 192629th June 1926Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th June 19267th January 1927Columbine (Sterling)Able SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th January 192730th March 1927Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/701 via WW1 Lives at Sea