-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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John Secombe Benoy

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Date of birth: 24th July 1885
Place of birth: Saltash, Cornwall, England
Previous occupation: greenwich hospital school
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: 213031
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
19th January 190125th January 1901ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/373
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th January 190130th October 1901LionBoy 2nd ClassADM188/373
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st October 190110th June 1902LionBoy 1st ClassADM188/373
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th June 190231st July 1902AgincourtBoy 1st ClassADM188/373
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st August 190211th February 1903NileBoy 1st ClassADM188/373
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th February 190322nd February 1903Royal OakBoy 1st ClassADM188/373
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd February 190316th March 1903VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/373
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th March 190323rd July 1903OceanBoy 1st ClassADM188/373
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th July 190324th May 1905OceanOrdinary SeamanADM188/373
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th May 19052nd June 1905OceanAble SeamanADM188/373
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd June 19055th June 1905HeclaAble SeamanADM188/373
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th June 190513th September 1905AlbionAble SeamanADM188/373
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th September 190531st March 1906VividAble SeamanADM188/373
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 190625th August 1906CambridgeAble SeamanADM188/373
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th August 190619th October 1906Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/373
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th October 190629th May 1908HannibalAble SeamanADM188/373
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th May 190827th January 1910OceanAble SeamanADM188/373
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th January 19106th June 1910Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/373
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th June 191029th April 1912King AlfredAble SeamanADM188/373
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th April 19123rd June 1912Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/373
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th June 191231st March 1920LionAble SeamanADM188/373
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192014th May 1923HoodAble SeamanADM188/373
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 192315th September 1924Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/373
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th September 19247th May 1925RamilliesAble SeamanADM188/373
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th May 192523rd July 1925Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/373
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/373 via WW1 Lives at Sea