-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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Mark Sprague

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Date of birth: 14th December 1899
Place of birth: Exeter, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: Farm Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Petty Officer
Service Number: 237842
Joined Hood: 8th August 1925 (Chief Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 1st September 1926 (Chief Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
18th December 190617th March 1907GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th March 190724th May 1907GangesBoy 1st ClassADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th May 190730th August 1907VictoriousBoy 1st ClassADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st August 190710th September 1907Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th September 190713th December 1907MarsBoy 1st ClassADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th December 190729th May 1908MarsOrdinary SeamanADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th May 19083rd August 1909OceanOrdinary SeamanADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th August 190927th January 1910OceanAble SeamanADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th January 191011th January 1911Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th January 19111st August 1911VictoriousAble SeamanADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd August 191114th June 1912IllustriousAble SeamanADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th June 191230th September 1913ThundererAble SeamanADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 191321st December 1914ThundererLeading SeamanADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd December 191431st March 1915Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 19153rd December 1915WarspiteLeading SeamanADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th December 191516th August 1917WarspitePetty OfficerADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th August 192112th January 1924Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th January 19247th August 1925Vivid IChief Petty OfficerADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th August 19251st September 1926HoodChief Petty OfficerADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd September 192613th June 1927Vivid IChief Petty OfficerADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th June 192719th September 1927Victory IChief Petty OfficerADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th September 192713th February 1929Queen ElizabethChief Petty OfficerADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th February 19297th March 1929ValiantChief Petty OfficerADM363/275
8th March 192912th December 1929Vivid I-IChief Petty OfficerADM363/275
13th December 192913th December 1929PensionedChief Petty OfficerADM363/275
14th December 192912th December 1933President II (Tyne RNVR)Chief Petty OfficerADM363/275
13th December 193324th September 1939Shore engagement expiresChief Petty OfficerADM363/275
25th September 19395th October 1939Drake IChief Petty OfficerADM363/275
6th October 193916th May 1940GangesChief Petty OfficerADM363/275
17th May 194018th July 1940Drake I (Impregnable)Chief Petty OfficerADM363/275
19th July 194031st July 1940St. GeorgeChief Petty OfficerADM363/275
1st August 194025th August 1940Drake IChief Petty OfficerADM363/275
26th August 194017th November 1944Britannia IIChief Petty OfficerADM363/275
18th November 1944Indefinite releaseChief Petty OfficerADM363/275


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/422 via WW1 Lives at Sea