-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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Samuel Lane Smith

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Date of birth: 15th March 1888
Place of birth: Devonport, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: Errand Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: 229397
Joined Hood: 28th August 1926 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 28th August 1927 (Able Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
19th January 190425th January 1904ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th January 190417th August 1904LionBoy 2nd ClassADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th August 190419th December 1904LionBoy 1st ClassADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th December 19043rd May 1905ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th May 190510th September 1905St GeorgeBoy 1st ClassADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th September 190511th October 1905VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th October 190514th March 1906BulwarkBoy 1st ClassADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th March 190611th February 1907BulwarkOrdinary SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th February 19078th March 1907Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th March 190731st May 1907CornwallOrdinary SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st June 190710th January 1910CornwallAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th January 191029th November 1910Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th November 191018th October 1912ForthAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th October 191212th November 1912Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th November 19125th July 1918RoxburghAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th July 191814th May 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 19191st September 1921RamilliesAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd September 192131st October 1921Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 192113th February 1924DurbanAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th February 19241st September 1924Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd September 192428th April 1925WoolwichAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th April 192511th May 1925Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th May 192524th March 1926Emperor of IndiaAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th March 192627th August 1926Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th August 192628th August 1927HoodAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th August 192714th March 1928Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/405 via WW1 Lives at Sea