-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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Stanley Fleming Graves

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Date of birth: 5th July 1901
Place of birth: Ambleside, Westmorland, England
Previous occupation: Farm worker
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker Petty Officer
Service Number: K56741
Joined Hood: 1st July 1932
Left Hood: 30th August 1933

Biographical Information: Stanley Graves was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Fleming Graves; husband of Neta May Graves, of Endmoor, Westmorland. He joined Hood as an Acting Stoker Petty Officer, and was advanced substantively whilst on board. He was promoted later in his career to Chief Stoker. He lost his life on 21 January 1940, when the destroyer HMS Exmouth was sunk with all hands by U boat U22, in the northern Moray Firth off Wick, Caithness.

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Mr David Gruber, medal collector.