-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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Arthur William Southwood

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Date of birth: 29th June 1888
Place of birth: Kingsbridge, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: Farm Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Sailmaker
Service Number: 235534
Joined Hood: 1st January 1925 (Sailmaker's Mate)
Left Hood: 12th November 1926 (Sailmaker)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
26th December 190525th March 1906Boscawen IIIBoy 2nd ClassADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th March 19063rd June 1906Boscawen IIIBoy 1st ClassADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th June 190628th June 1906SutlejBoy 1st ClassADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th June 190611th September 1906SutlejOrdinary SeamanADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th September 19061st January 1907Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd January 19076th February 1907HiberniaOrdinary SeamanADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st February 190722nd February 1908HiberniaOrdinary SeamanADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd February 190822nd April 1908HiberniaAble SeamanADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th April 19084th January 1909HiberniaAble SeamanADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th January 190928th May 1909VividAble SeamanADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th May 190927th June 1909MarsAble SeamanADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th July 190918th April 1910MarsAble SeamanADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th April 191025th March 1912CollingwoodAble SeamanADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th March 191221st November 1913Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd November 191323rd February 1914DianaAble SeamanADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th February 191421st May 1914EclipseAble SeamanADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd May 191415th June 1914DianeAble SeamanADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th June 191428th June 1914MarlboroughAble SeamanADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th June 191417th August 1914SapphoAble SeamanADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th August 191419th February 1919MarlboroughAble SeamanADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th July 19204th January 1923Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th January 192331st March 1923ThistleAble SeamanADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192315th January 1924ThistleSailmaker's MateADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th January 192411th May 1924Vivid ISailmaker's MateADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th May 192430th June 1924Valiant (Snapdragon)Sailmaker's MateADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 192431st December 1924Resolution (Snapdragon)Sailmaker's MateADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 192531st August 1925Hood (Snapdragon)Sailmaker's MateADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 192531st August 1926Hood (Snapdragon)Acting SailmakerADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 192612th November 1926Hood (Snapdragon)SailmakerADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th November 192630th November 1926Vivid ISailmakerADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st December 192621st October 1927ImpregnableSailmakerADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd October 192731st October 1927Vivid ISailmakerADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 192729th December 1927Victory ISailmakerADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th December 192718th August 1929ResolutionSailmakerADM188/418
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th August 19292nd February 1930Vivid I-ISailmakerADM363/274
3rd February 193024th August 1939PensionedSailmakerADM363/274
25th August 193930th June 1940LuciaSailmakerADM363/274
1st July 194026th August 1940Sheba (Lucia)SailmakerADM363/274
27th August 194031st March 1941Drake ISailmakerADM363/274
1st April 194124th May 1945CochraneSailmakerADM363/274
25th May 1945Indefinitely releasedSailmakerADM363/274


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/418 via WW1 Lives at Sea