-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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Montague William Southard

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Date of birth: 29th November 1890
Place of birth: Exeter, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: Errand Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: 238075
Joined Hood First time: 7th January 1926 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood First time: 1st September 1926 (Leading Seaman)
Joined Hood Second time: 28th August 1928 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood Second time: 16th May 1929 (Leading Seaman)





Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
22nd January 19075th September 1907ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th September 190716th September 1907ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th September 190722nd December 1907HogueBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd December 190724th January 1908Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th January 190823rd May 1908DorisBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th May 190829th May 1908HannibalBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th May 190828th November 1908OceanBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th November 190812th January 1910OceanOrdinary SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th January 191027th January 1910OceanAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th January 191016th June 1910Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th June 191029th January 1911TalbotAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th January 19119th February 1911Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th February 191131st July 1911New ZealandAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st August 191129th April 1912LeanderAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th April 19121st February 1914HeclaAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd February 191424th February 1914Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th February 191429th July 1914DefianceAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th July 191426th October 1916LondonAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th October 19169th March 1917Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th March 191724th April 1917City of PerthAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th April 191718th June 1917Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th June 191713th March 1918CassandraAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th March 19185th December 1918CassandraLeading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th December 191821st February 1919Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd February 191930th April 1919Colleen (Martial)Leading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 191924th September 1919Colleen I (Martial)Leading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th September 191910th September 1920Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th September 19202nd September 1921Crescent (Snapdragon)Leading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd September 19219th September 1921Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th September 19218th February 1922IndusLeading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th February 192210th April 1922Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th April 192215th October 1924CapetownLeading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th October 192421st November 1924Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd November 19246th February 1925Woolwich (Sterling)Leading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th February 19256th January 1926Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 19261st September 1926HoodLeading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd September 19267th February 1927Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th February 192731st December 1927OrmondeLeading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 192827th August 1928Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th August 192816th May 1929HoodLeading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th May 19295th September 1930TigerLeading SeamanADM363/409
6th September 193027th November 1930Vivid I-ILeading SeamanADM363/409
28th November 193027th September 1938Shore PensionedLeading SeamanADM363/409
28th September 19381st October 1938Drake ILeading SeamanADM363/409
2nd October 193830th July 1939DemobilisedLeading SeamanADM363/409
31st July 19398th December 1939Drake ILeading SeamanADM363/409
9th December 1939Shore InvalidedLeading SeamanADM363/409


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/423 via WW1 Lives at Sea