-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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James Munro McSwain

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Date of birth: 14th May 1898
Place of birth: Dundee, Fife, Scotland
Previous occupation: Van Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: J27914
Joined Hood First time: 7th January 1926 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood First time: 10th January 1927 (Leading Seaman)
Joined Hood Second time: 29th November 1927 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood Second time: 27th August 1928 (Leading Seaman)





Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
8th October 191325th May 1914GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th May 191423rd June 1914GangesBoy 1st ClassADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th June 19141st August 1914GraftonBoy 1st ClassADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd August 19146th October 1914Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th October 191410th January 1916DonegalBoy 1st ClassADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th January 19165th March 1917DonegalOrdinary SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th March 191717th March 1918DonegalAble SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th March 19181st August 1918Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd August 191830th May 1919CurlewAble SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st May 191927th February 1920DelhiAble SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th February 192026th April 1920Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th April 192010th April 1922CurlewAble SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th April 192214th September 1922CurlewLeading SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th September 192231st October 1922Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 192218th May 1924ColumbineLeading SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th May 192428th July 1924DiligenceLeading SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th July 192421st January 1925ColumbineLeading SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd January 192529th May 1925Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th May 192530th November 1925Woolwich (Seawolf)Leading SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st December 19256th January 1926Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 192610th January 1927HoodLeading SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th January 192726th October 1927BenbowLeading SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th October 192728th November 1927Victory XILeading SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th November 192727th August 1928HoodLeading SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th August 192818th November 1929Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th November 192926th January 1930Vivid II-IV (Viceroy)Leading SeamanADM363/96
27th January 19309th March 1932Egmont II-I (Viceroy)Leading SeamanADM363/96
10th March 193223rd March 1932Vivid II-IV (Viceroy)Leading SeamanADM363/96
24th March 19326th February 1933Vivid ILeading SeamanADM363/96
7th February 19337th July 1937Queen ElizabethLeading SeamanADM363/96
8th July 193726th July 1937Victory II (Queen Elizabeth)Leading SeamanADM363/96
27th July 193716th November 1937Drake ILeading SeamanADM363/96
17th November 193713th May 1938GreenwichLeading SeamanADM363/96
14th May 193830th July 1939PensionedLeading SeamanADM363/96
31st July 193931st December 1939AdventureLeading SeamanADM363/96
1st January 194012th January 1940Drake II (Adventure)Leading SeamanADM363/96
13th January 194011th August 1941AmbroseLeading SeamanADM363/96
12th August 1941UnknownCochrane II [illegible]Leading SeamanADM363/96
Unknown27th March 1943DasherLeading SeamanADM363/96


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/702 via WW1 Lives at Sea