-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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Frank Eli Edward Stephens

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Date of birth: 1st August 1901
Place of birth: Forton, Hampshire, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Shipwright 3rd Class
Service Number: MX47006
Joined Hood: 1931
Left Hood: 1933

Biographical Information:

Frank was born on 01 August 1901 in Gosport, Hampshire. He joined the Navy as a Acting Shipwright 4th Class on 23 January 1928. He went on to serve during the second World War, he was aboard H.M.S Nelson when she struck a mine on the 4th December 1939 on entering Loch Ewe sustaning faceul injurys. He also saw action on the Arctic convoys onboard H.M.S King George V.

He served on the following ships and in the following establishments:

By the time he was released from service in February 1950, he had reached the rank of Chief Shipwright. He remained active working in the gunboat yard in Haslar, Gosport doing carpentry.

Frank passed away on 07 March 1977.

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No known memorials

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Certificate of Service, courtesy of Mr D.F. Stephens, September 2013