-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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George Arthur Bates

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Date of birth: 12th September 1897
Place of birth: Kilmore Quay , Wexford, Ireland
Previous occupation: Shipwright
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Signalman
Service Number: J29221
Joined Hood: 10th June 1922 (Leading Signalman)
Left Hood: 14th May 1923 (Leading Signalman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
14th January 191416th April 1914ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th April 191414th September 1914GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th September 191413th October 1914GangesSignals BoyADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th October 191412th November 1914Vivid ISignals BoyADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th November 191411th September 1915NottinghamSignals BoyADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th September 191520th January 1916NottinghamOrdinary SignalmanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st January 191630th June 1916NottinghamSignalmanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191616th October 1917DublinSignalmanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th October 191719th October 1917DublinLeading SignalmanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th October 19175th April 1919BirminghamLeading SignalmanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th April 191914th July 1919Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th July 191927th August 1920CadmusLeading SignalmanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th August 192030th September 1920TamarLeading SignalmanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 192018th June 1921AmbroseLeading SignalmanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th June 19217th December 1921Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th December 192110th May 1922Woolwich (Saumara)Leading SignalmanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th May 19229th June 1922Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th June 192214th May 1923HoodLeading SignalmanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 19234th September 1923Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th September 19232nd February 1926DauntlessLeading SignalmanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd February 192621st March 1926Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd March 19263rd May 1926Vivid IActing Yeoman of SignalsADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th May 19266th March 1927Victory XI (Harebell)Acting Yeoman of SignalsADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th March 192721st March 1927Vivid IActing Yeoman of SignalsADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd March 19276th August 1927Vivid IYeoman of SignalsADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th August 19278th July 1928Tamar II (Keppel)Yeoman of SignalsADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th July 192812th September 1928Vivid II (Keppel)Yeoman of SignalsADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th September 192829th November 1928Vivid IYeoman of SignalsADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th November 19281st January 1929Vivid II (Dauntless)Yeoman of SignalsADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/705 via WW1 Lives at Sea