-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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Henry Sparks

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Date of birth: 29th November 1883
Place of birth: Bovey Tracey, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Stoker
Service Number: 304884
Joined Hood: 1st November 1924 (Chief Stoker)
Left Hood: 21st June 1925 (Chief Stoker)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
18th August 190319th January 1904VividStoker 2nd classADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th January 190430th April 1904HogueStoker 2nd classADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 190420th May 1904HogueStokerADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st May 19049th April 1906SuffolkStokerADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th April 190630th June 1906Vivid IIStokerADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 190615th January 1907Vivid IIStoker 1st classADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th January 190729th May 1907BlakeStoker 1st classADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th May 190716th September 1907Sapphire IIStoker 1st classADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th September 190711th October 1907Vivid IIStoker 1st classADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th October 190731st March 1909RoxburghStoker 1st classADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 190916th April 1909Vivid IIStoker 1st classADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th April 190930th September 1910LeanderStoker 1st classADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 191026th October 1910Vivid IIStoker 1st classADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th October 191030th June 1912OrontesStoker 1st classADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191213th October 1912EgmontStoker 1st classADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th October 191225th November 1914EgmontActing Leading StokerADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th November 19124th December 1912TalbotActing Leading StokerADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th December 191214th February 1913Vivid IIActing Leading StokerADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th February 191328th May 1913IndusActing Leading StokerADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th May 19136th June 1913IndusLeading StokerADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th June 191323rd June 1913Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th June 191330th June 1913Pembroke IILeading StokerADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 19139th July 1914ForesightLeading StokerADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th July 191423rd October 1916ForesightStoker Petty OfficerADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th October 19166th March 1917Vivid IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th March 191731st January 1919Sandhurst (Rigorous)Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 191928th February 1919Dido (Rigorous)Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 191930th September 1919Hecla (Rigorous)Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 191929th October 1919Apollo (Rigorous)Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th October 191931st August 1921Cormorant (Rigorous)Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 19212nd May 1923Vivid IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd May 192324th September 1924Columbine (Watchman)Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th September 192423rd October 1924Columbine (Watchman)Chief StokerADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th October 192431st October 1924Vivid IIChief StokerADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 192421st June 1925HoodChief StokerADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd June 192517th August 1925Vivid IIChief StokerADM188/496
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/496 via WW1 Lives at Sea