-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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Harry Bell

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Date of birth: 19th March 1886
Place of birth: Stonehouse, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Stoker
Service Number: 310148
Joined Hood: 6th January 1926 (Chief Stoker)
Left Hood: 13th May 1928 (Chief Stoker)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
7th May 190618th January 1907Vivid IIStoker 2nd classADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th January 190727th April 1907DonegalStoker 2nd classADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th April 190722nd May 1907DonegalStoker 1st classADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd May 190727th May 1907Vivid IIStoker 1st classADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th May 190724th May 1909CommonwealthStoker 1st classADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th May 190923rd July 1909Vivid IIActing Leading StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th July 190912th November 1909IndusActing Leading StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th November 190928th February 1910VividActing Leading StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 191024th April 1910VanguardActing Leading StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th April 191024th April 1911VanguardActing Senior Petty OfficerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th April 191112th June 1912VanguardStoker Petty OfficerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th June 19125th August 1912Vivid IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th August 19128th February 1913Pembroke IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th March 191311th July 1913Pembroke IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th July 19131st September 1913Vivid IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd September 191326th October 1915DefenceStoker Petty OfficerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th October 19154th February 1916Vivid IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th February 191618th May 1916Egmont (Nasturtium)Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th May 191624th July 1916Vivid IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th July 191630th June 1917Victory II (TB 4)Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191731st October 1917Victory X (TB 16)Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 19177th January 1918Victory (TB 16)Acting Chief StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th January 191811th April 1918Vivid IIActing Chief StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th April 191831st October 1918Diligence (Scimitar)Acting Chief StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 191831st October 1919Diligence (Scimitar)Chief StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 191931st January 1920Columbine (Scimitar)Chief StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 192014th April 1920Vivid IIChief StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th April 192019th May 1920Victory IIChief StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th May 192020th July 1920Egmont (Centurion)Chief StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st July 192017th February 1922CenturionChief StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th February 19222nd March 1922YarmouthChief StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd March 19224th July 1922Vivid IIChief StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th July 19223rd October 1922BritanniaChief StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th October 19228th January 1923Vivid IIChief StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th January 192328th February 1923BirminghamChief StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 192314th July 1924SouthamptonChief StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th July 192411th November 1925ChathamChief StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th November 19255th January 1926Vivid IIChief StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th January 192613th May 1928HoodChief StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th May 192812th June 1928Vivid IIChief StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th September 19382nd October 1938Drake 2 (Mob)Chief StokerADM188/507
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/507 via WW1 Lives at Sea