-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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Stanley Hugh Evans

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Date of birth: 9th January 1896
Place of birth: Sharpness, Gloucestershire, England
Previous occupation: Newsagent
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer Telegraphist
Service Number: 2027781
Joined Hood First time: 4th February 1922 (Leading Telegraphist)
Left Hood First time: 31st December 1922 (Leading Telegraphist)
Joined Hood Second time: 19th May 1923 (Leading Telegraphist)
Left Hood Second time: 8th May 1925 (Acting Petty Officer Telegraphist)





Biographical Information: Stanley Hugh Evans, born in Sharpness, Gloucestershire, enlisted on 10th October 1913 as Boy 2nd Class. He served at Gallipoli in 1915 as an Ordinary Telegraphist in HMS Cornwallis. His award of the Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) for service ashore at Gallipoli appeared in the London Gazette on 15th May 1916.

Stanley served in Hood twice, and on the second occasion he participated in the Empire Cruise 1923-4.

Awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 22th September 1929, Stanley was discharged to pension on 8th January 1936 as a Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist. Recalled on 29th July 1940, he served right through the remainder of World War II, and was released from service a second time on 20th November 1945.

He died in late 1975, in Plymouth.





History of ships served in and rate held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
10th October 191311th December 1913Vivid IBoy 2nd ClassADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th December 191316th February 1914Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th February 19149th April 1914ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th April 191414th October 1914ImpregnableOrdinary TelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th October 191419th November 1914VernonOrdinary TelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th November 191430th September 1915CornwallisOrdinary TelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 191531st December 1915CornwallisTelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 191612th December 1916DefianceTelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th December 191631st January 1917WallingtonTelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 19174th April 1917Vivid ITelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th April 191716th October 1917DefianceTelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th October 19177th December 1917Idaho (P 13)TelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th December 19176th February 1918Vivid ITelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th February 191810th March 1918DefianceTelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th March 191815th March 1918AdventureTelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th March 191812th April 1918Vivid ITelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th April 19188th June 1918DefianceTelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th June 191831st August 1918Europa II (M 29)TelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 191830th September 1918Europa II (M 29)Leading TelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 191823rd January 1919Europa ILeading TelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th January 191910th March 1919Egmont ILeading TelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th March 19194th June 1919Europa ILeading TelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th June 19195th January 1920Vivid ILeading TelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th January 192017th October 1921TigerLeading TelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th October 192118th November 1921GloriousLeading TelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th November 19211st February 1922Vivid ILeading TelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd February 19223rd February 1922GloriousLeading TelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th February 192231st December 1922HoodLeading TelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 19233rd April 1923Victory ILeading TelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th April 192318th May 1923VividLeading TelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th May 19233rd April 1925HoodLeading TelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th April 19258th May 1925HoodPetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th May 192514th August 1925Vivid IPetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th August 192517th December 1925WeymouthPetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th December 19253rd April 1926Thunderer (Weymouth)Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th April 192615th April 1926Thunderer (Weymouth)Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th April 192617th May 1926Vivid IPetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th May 192631st December 1927Emperor of IndiaPetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 19281st January 1929Vivid IPetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/702
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.




Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
Service Record: ADM363/96(Ancestry)
ADM188/702 via WW1 Lives at Sea