-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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Samuel Francis Rendell

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Date of birth: 21st November 1897
Place of birth: Exeter, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: Errand Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J28647
Joined Hood: 1st April 1920 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 15th May 1923 (Able Seaman)







Biographical Information:

Click here for details of where Hood was during the period that Sam served in her.

Sam was killed in action on 1 March 1944 when his ship, H.M.S. Gould, was torpedoed in the North Sea. He was, by that date, a Petty Officer. Click here to access his memorial on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's web site.





History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
10th November 191319th January 1914ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th January 191424th January 1914ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th January 19141st August 1914EdgarBoy 1st ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd August 19149th September 1914Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th September 191420th November 1915MinervaBoy 1st ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st November 191531st December 1916MinervaOrdinary SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 191731st December 1917MinervaAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 191824th July 1918Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th July 191830th September 1918City of Perth (Cockchafer)Able SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 191816th October 1918Pembroke II (Cockchafer)Able SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th October 191831st May 1919M 25 (Cockchafer)Able SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st June 191915th September 1919Fox (Cockchafer)Able SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th September 191929th February 1920Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 192031st March 1920Crescent (Hood)Able SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192015th May 1923HoodAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 192310th October 1923Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th October 192331st March 1924Diligence (Vansittart)Able SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192420th July 1925Sandhurst (Vansittart)Able SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st July 192531st October 1925Sandhurst (Vansittart)Leading SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 192515th March 1926Egmont II (Vansittart)Leading SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th March 192631st March 1926Vivid II (Vansittart)Leading SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192630th August 1927Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st August 192730th April 1930ComusLeading SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 193015th June 1930Carysfort (Comus)Leading SeamanADM363/49
16th June 19309th July 1930Vivid I-ILeading SeamanADM363/49
10th July 193024th February 1931Carysfort (Argus)Leading SeamanADM363/49
25th February 193113th October 1931Vivid I-ILeading SeamanADM363/49
14th October 19311st February 1934DevonshireLeading SeamanADM363/49
2nd February 193419th April 1934Drake ILeading SeamanADM363/49
20th April 19349th October 1934MalayaLeading SeamanADM363/49
10th October 193429th October 1934Drake ILeading SeamanADM363/49
30th October 19341st June 1936BerwickLeading SeamanADM363/49
17th June 19351st June 1936HermesActing Petty OfficerADM363/49
2nd June 193616th June 1935BerwickActing Petty OfficerADM363/49
2nd June 193611th June 1937HermesPetty OfficerADM363/49
12th June 193719th November 1937Drake IPetty OfficerADM363/49
20th November 193727th September 1938PensionedPetty OfficerADM363/49
28th September 19381st October 1938Drake IPetty OfficerADM363/49
2nd October 193830th July 1939DemobilisedPetty OfficerADM363/49
31st July 1939UnknownCapetownPetty OfficerADM363/49
Unknown1st March 1944GouldPetty OfficerADM363/49


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
Gerald Willey, March 2008
ADM188/704 via WW1 Lives at Sea