-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 Robert Rolfe

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Date of birth: 24th October 1897
Place of birth: Hackney, London, England
Previous occupation: Warehouse Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J27360
Joined Hood: 13th November 1926 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 22nd January 1927 (Able Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
30th September 19133rd October 1914ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th October 19144th October 1914ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th October 191425th October 1914VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th October 191430th June 1915Revenge (Old)Boy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 19156th October 1915RedoubtableBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th October 191523rd October 1915Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th October 19151st November 1915Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd November 19152nd April 1916AjaxOrdinary SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd April 19167th April 1916Ajax (Cells)Ordinary SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th April 191627th November 1916AjaxOrdinary SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th November 19161st June 1917AjaxAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd June 191710th June 1917Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th June 191715th May 1918CumberlandAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th May 191817th August 1918Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th August 191820th August 1918Vivid I (Cells)Able SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st August 191815th December 1918Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th December 191831st May 1919Ganges (Saltburn)Able SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st June 191918th September 1919Attentive II (Saltburn)Able SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th September 191917th November 1919Pekin (Saltburn)Able SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th November 191910th June 1920Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th July 192016th September 1920Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th September 19203rd January 1923ConstanceAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th January 192330th April 1923Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 192320th October 1923ImpregnableAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st October 192328th March 1924Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th March 192427th May 1924DartmouthAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th May 192431st March 1925ThundererAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192522nd June 1925ImpregnableAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd June 192530th September 1925Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 19252nd September 1926Victory XI (Dart)Able SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd September 192612th November 1926Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th November 192622nd January 1927Hood (Snapdragon)Able SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd January 192717th May 1927Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th May 192721st May 1927Columbine (Venturous)Able SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd May 192731st August 1927Egmont II (Venturous)Able SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 192723rd October 1927Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/701 via WW1 Lives at Sea