-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 Henry McArdle

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Date of birth: 26th August 1887
Place of birth: Birkenhead, Cheshire, England
Previous occupation: Moulder
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Yeoman of Signals
Service Number: 230980
Joined Hood: 12th December 1925 (Chief Yeoman of Signals)
Left Hood: 6th January 1926 (Chief Yeoman of Signals)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
28th May 19045th August 1904Pembroke IBoy 2nd ClassADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th August 190421st August 1904NorthamptonBoy 2nd ClassADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd August 190414th November 1904NorthamptonBoy 1st ClassADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th November 19046th January 1905HawkeBoy 1st ClassADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 19055th May 1905Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th May 190523rd June 1905HoodBoy 1st ClassADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th June 190525th August 1905New ZealandBoy 1st ClassADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th August 190531st May 1906New ZealandSignalmanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st June 190617th June 1907New ZealandQualified SignalmanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th June 190725th July 1907Vivid IQualified SignalmanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th July 19078th August 1907LeanderQualified SignalmanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th August 190730th September 1907VividQualified SignalmanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 19074th October 1907VividSignalmanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th October 19071st August 1908ImpregnableSignalmanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd August 190822nd September 1909FoxSignalmanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd September 190913th July 1910FoxLeading SignalmanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th July 191031st August 1910GibraltarLeading SignalmanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 191011th January 1911Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th January 19111st January 1912MarsLeading SignalmanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd January 19123rd February 1914OrionLeading SignalmanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th February 191415th May 1914VividLeading SignalmanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th May 191413th November 1914Leander (TB 14)Leading SignalmanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th November 19148th February 1915St George (TB 14)Leading SignalmanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th February 191518th February 1915St George (TB 14)Yeoman of SignalsADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th February 191525th April 1915Victory II (TB 14)Yeoman of SignalsADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th April 191517th July 1915Vivid IYeoman of SignalsADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th July 19153rd November 1915St George (Avon)Yeoman of SignalsADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th November 19155th November 1915St George (Ness)Yeoman of SignalsADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th November 19159th February 1916Wallington (Ness)Yeoman of SignalsADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th February 191623rd January 1919Wallington (Ness)Yeoman of SignalsADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th January 191931st January 1919Pembroke IYeoman of SignalsADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 19197th March 1919Vivid IYeoman of SignalsADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th March 19199th October 1920TigerYeoman of SignalsADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th October 192031st August 1921Vivid IYeoman of SignalsADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 192125th April 1922Vivid IChief Yeoman of SignalsADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th April 19223rd October 1923ResolutionChief Yeoman of SignalsADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th October 192319th June 1924Vivid IChief Yeoman of SignalsADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th June 192411th November 1925ChathamChief Yeoman of SignalsADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th November 192511th December 1925Vivid IChief Yeoman of SignalsADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th December 19256th January 1926HoodChief Yeoman of SignalsADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 192611th February 1926Vivid IChief Yeoman of SignalsADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th February 192626th August 1927CaradocChief Yeoman of SignalsADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th August 192720th September 1927VividChief Yeoman of SignalsADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th August 192720th September 1927VividChief Yeoman of SignalsADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th September 19383rd October 1938Drake II (Mobilised)Chief Yeoman of SignalsADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd October 193827th August 1939DemobilisedChief Yeoman of SignalsADM363/408
28th August 193929th January 1940Drake IChief Yeoman of SignalsADM363/408
30th January 19401st August 1940Royal ArthurChief Yeoman of SignalsADM363/408
2nd August 194031st March 1941WillersleyChief Yeoman of SignalsADM363/408
1st April 194128th July 1945CabbalaChief Yeoman of SignalsADM363/408
29th July 1945Indefinite releaseChief Yeoman of SignalsADM363/408


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/408 via WW1 Lives at Sea