-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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Richard George Sampson

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Date of birth: 6th November 1897
Place of birth: Bighamstown, County Mayo, Ireland
Previous occupation: School Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J28171
Joined Hood: 1st April 1920 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 11th May 1922 (Able Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
18th October 191322nd October 1913ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd October 19139th June 1914PowerfulBoy 2nd ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th June 191424th June 1914PowerfulBoy 1st ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th June 19141st December 1914EdgarBoy 1st ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd December 19144th December 1914EdgarOrdinary SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th December 191415th December 1914Victory IOrdinary SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th December 191426th August 1915PatucaOrdinary SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th August 191510th November 1915Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th November 191516th November 1915Blake (Maenad)Ordinary SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th November 191522nd December 1915Vivid II (Larne)Ordinary SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd December 191518th February 1916Vivid II (Larne)Able SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th February 191626th May 1916Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th May 19166th February 1919Vivid II (Roebuck)Able SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th February 191929th February 1920Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 192031st March 1920Crescent (Hood)Able SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192011th May 1922HoodAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th May 192222nd May 1922Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd May 192231st July 1923Columbine (Valhalla)Able SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st August 192326th September 1923Columbine (Valhalla)Leading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th September 192328th October 1923Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th October 192322nd January 1926ClematisLeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd January 19261st October 1926Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd October 19267th January 1927Columbine (Seraph)Leading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th January 192727th January 1927Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th January 19277th March 1927Columbine (Vectis)Leading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th March 192731st March 1927Columbine (Venturous)Leading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192710th November 1927Columbine (Vectis)Leading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th November 192713th March 1928Columbine (Tormentor)Leading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th March 192823rd April 1928Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th April 192817th November 1929Victory XI (Dunoon)Leading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th November 192931st December 1929Victory XI (Dunoon)Acting Petty OfficerADM363/97
1st January 193020th June 1930Vivid I-IActing Petty OfficerADM363/97
21st June 193017th November 1930Egmont II-II (Wren)Acting Petty OfficerADM363/97
18th November 193012th January 1931Egmont II-II (Wren)Petty OfficerADM363/97
13th January 193130th November 1931Egmont (Reserve Destroyers)Petty OfficerADM363/97
1st December 19318th March 1932Egmont II (Reserve Destroyers)Petty OfficerADM363/97
9th March 19325th December 1932ColomboPetty OfficerADM363/97
6th December 193216th January 1933Vivid IPetty OfficerADM363/97
17th January 193312th June 1933OspreyPetty OfficerADM363/97
13th June 193310th October 1933Vivid IPetty OfficerADM363/97
11th October 193326th March 1936HeraldPetty OfficerADM363/97
27th March 193619th June 1936Drake IPetty OfficerADM363/97
20th June 193625th July 1936GreenwichPetty OfficerADM363/97
26th July 19364th November 1937GreenwichChief Petty OfficerADM363/97
5th November 193726th April 1938PensionedChief Petty OfficerADM363/97
27th April 193827th April 1938Greenwich (RTSP)Able SeamanADM363/97
28th April 193831st May 1938Greenwich (RTSP)Petty OfficerADM363/97
1st June 193828th September 1938Cochrane (RTSP)Petty OfficerADM363/97
29th September 193827th October 1938Cochrane (RTSP)Chief Petty OfficerADM363/97
28th October 193830th July 1939Cochrane (RTSP)Petty OfficerADM363/97
31st July 193926th October 1939Victory IV (Vansittart)Chief Petty OfficerADM363/97
27th October 193925th January 1940Victory III (Vansittart)Chief Petty OfficerADM363/97
26th January 19407th February 1940Victory III (Wivern)Chief Petty OfficerADM363/97
8th February 194030th September 1940Lyns (Sandhurst)Chief Petty OfficerADM363/97
1st October 194031st July 1945LynxChief Petty OfficerADM363/97
1st August 1945Released in Class AChief Petty OfficerADM363/97


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/703 via WW1 Lives at Sea