-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 Samuel Ross

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Date of birth: 23rd October 1891
Place of birth: Stonehouse, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: greenwich hospital school
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Petty Officer
Service Number: 238430
Joined Hood: 28th August 1928 (Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 16th May 1929 (Chief Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
20th March 190723rd January 1908GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th January 190831st January 1908GangesBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 190831st May 1908NatalBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st June 190810th September 1908SutlejBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th September 190824th September 1908VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th September 19088th February 1909MarsBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th February 190922nd October 1909DefenceBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd October 190918th January 1911DefenceOrdinary SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th January 191113th February 1911DefenceAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th February 191130th October 1911Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st October 191128th August 1913SapphireAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th August 191319th January 1914HighflyerAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th January 19143rd February 1914Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th February 191410th January 1915OrionAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th January 191512th January 1916Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th January 19166th October 1916ValiantAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th October 191620th April 1918ValiantLeading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st April 19187th January 1921ValiantPetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th January 19215th October 1921Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th October 192126th September 1923Columbine (Valhalla)Petty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th September 192321st November 1923Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd November 192314th July 1924SouthamptonPetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th July 192411th November 1925ChathamPetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th November 192527th August 1928Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th August 192825th April 1929HoodPetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th April 192916th May 1929HoodChief Petty OfficerADM363/409
17th May 19297th May 1931TigerChief Petty OfficerADM363/409
8th May 193121st October 1931Vivid I-IChief Petty OfficerADM363/409
22nd October 193127th September 1938Shore PensionedChief Petty OfficerADM363/409
28th September 19382nd October 1938Drake IChief Petty OfficerADM363/409
3rd October 193816th April 1940DemobilisedChief Petty OfficerADM363/409
17th April 194025th April 1940Drake IChief Petty OfficerADM363/409
26th April 19408th April 1941RaleighChief Petty OfficerADM363/409
9th April 1941Invalided PUNSChief Petty OfficerADM363/409


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/423 via WW1 Lives at Sea