-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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William Stanley Arnold

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Date of birth: 25th January 1886
Place of birth: Devonport, Devon, England
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: 310018
Joined Hood: 15th May 1923 (Leading Stoker)
Left Hood: 15th December 1925 (Leading Stoker)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
24th April 190627th August 1906Vivid IIStoker 2nd ClassADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th August 19061st October 1906IndusStoker 2nd ClassADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd October 190628th January 1907VividStoker 2nd ClassADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th January 190723rd April 1907DiamondStoker 2nd ClassADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th April 190729th April 1909DiamondStoker 1st ClassADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th April 190930th April 1909DiamondActing Leading StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 190921st May 1909Vivid IIActing Leading StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd May 19097th October 1909IndusActing Leading StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th October 190915th October 1909IndusStoker 1st ClassADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th October 190925th October 1909Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th October 190924th January 1910BlakeStoker 1st ClassADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th January 191016th March 1911LeanderStoker 1st ClassADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th March 191130th April 1912BlakeStoker 1st ClassADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 191230th November 1912HeclaStoker 1st ClassADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st December 191230th June 1913BlakeStoker 1st ClassADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 19136th January 1915Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 191518th February 1915St GeorgeStoker 1st ClassADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th February 191530th June 1917Victory II (TB 3)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191728th March 1918Victory X (TB 3)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th March 191830th June 1918Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 19186th November 1918Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th November 191831st December 1918Idaho (Kilmalcolm)Leading StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 191917th February 1919[...]Leading StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th February 191930th September 1919Hermione [...]Leading StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 19194th November 1919HermioneLeading StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th November 191930th April 1920Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st June 192021st March 1922CentaurLeading StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd March 192214th May 1923Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 192315th December 1925HoodLeading StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th December 19251st February 1926Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd February 192630th September 1926Egmont II (Veteran)Leading StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 19268th November 1926Tamar II (Veteran)Leading StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th November 192623rd March 1927Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
ADM188/507 via WW1 Lives at Sea