-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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Vaughan Nicholas Ball

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Date of birth: 4th March 1898
Place of birth: Bristol, Glamorgan , Wales
Previous occupation: Telegraph messenger
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Signalman
Service Number: 2027130
Joined Hood: 7th January 1926 (Leading Signalman)
Left Hood: 14th August 1928 (Leading Signalman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
9th September 191322nd September 1913ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd September 19132nd May 1914PowerfulBoy 2nd ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd May 191423rd May 1914PowerfulBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th May 19142nd August 1914Royal ArthurBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd August 191416th September 1914Pembroke IBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th September 191430th September 1914Edinburgh Castle (Amc)Boy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 19146th September 1915AlbionBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th September 19155th December 1915Europa IBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th December 19152nd February 1916Europa ISignals BoyADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd February 191626th March 1916Europa IOrdinary SignalmanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th March 19161st May 1916Vivid IOrdinary SignalmanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd May 191628th May 1916Woolwich (Petard)Ordinary SignalmanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th May 191630th May 1916Woolwich (Lizard)Ordinary SignalmanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st June 191617th December 1917Woolwich (Lizard)Ordinary SignalmanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th December 191711th January 1918WoolwichSignalmanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th January 191831st March 1918Vivid ISignalmanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 191812th December 1918Vanessa II (Sprightly)SignalmanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th December 191815th September 1919Vivid ISignalmanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th September 19197th April 1921HighflyerSignalmanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th April 192119th August 1921Vivid ISignalmanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th August 192128th April 1922Defiance (Sylph)SignalmanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th April 19227th June 1922Vivid ISignalmanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th June 19224th August 1923Columbine (Vanquisher)SignalmanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th August 192314th September 1924Columbine (Vanquisher)Leading SignalmanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th September 192423rd September 1924Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th September 19246th January 1925Impregnable (Colossus)Leading SignalmanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 192516th April 1925Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th April 192531st December 1925WoolwichLeading SignalmanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 19266th January 1926Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 192614th August 1928HoodLeading SignalmanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th August 192817th August 1928Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th August 192811th November 1928Osprey (Heather)Leading SignalmanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th November 19281st January 1929Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/701 via WW1 Lives at Sea