-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 John Ayers

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Date of birth: 8th March 1885
Place of birth: Stoke Dameral, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: school
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: 211441
Joined Hood: 1st April 1920 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 14th May 1923 (Able Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
7th September 190029th May 1901ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th May 19016th February 1902ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th February 19026th June 1902AgincourtBoy 1st ClassADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th June 190224th July 1902LondonBoy 1st ClassADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th July 190222nd January 1903CanopusBoy 1st ClassADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd January 19037th March 1903VengeanceBoy 1st ClassADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th March 190331st March 1905VengeanceOrdinary SeamanADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 19059th May 1905BarfleurOrdinary SeamanADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th May 190515th August 1905VividOrdinary SeamanADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th August 19053rd April 1906TheseusOrdinary SeamanADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th April 190630th April 1908TheseusAble SeamanADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 190829th May 1908Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th May 190827th January 1910OceanAble SeamanADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th January 19102nd May 1910Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd May 19106th September 1910PomoneAble SeamanADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th September 19103rd October 1910Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th October 191029th January 1913GloucesterAble SeamanADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th January 191310th February 1913Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th February 19134th May 1914PomoneAble SeamanADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th May 191416th November 1914Blake (Brisk)Able SeamanADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th November 191416th February 1915Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th February 191517th December 1919ErinAble SeamanADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th December 191923rd February 1920Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th February 192031st March 1920Crescent (Hood)Able SeamanADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192014th May 1923HoodAble SeamanADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 19234th September 1924Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th September 19245th January 1925RamilliesAble SeamanADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th January 19257th March 1925Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/369 via WW1 Lives at Sea