-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: Acting Petty Officer Telegraphist
Service Number: J27781
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.

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No known memorials

The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
Service Record: ADM363/96(Ancestry)