-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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Riley Arthur Martin

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Date of birth: 10th June 1891
Place of birth: Grays, Essex, England
Previous occupation: Greenwich Hospital School
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: 237760
Joined Hood: 1st January 1925 (Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 1st September 1926 (Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
26th November 190617th September 1907GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th September 190730th October 1907GangesBoy 1st ClassADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st October 190712th January 1908AchillesBoy 1st ClassADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th January 19089th May 1908HogueBoy 1st ClassADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th May 190829th May 1908Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th May 190822nd June 1908HannibalBoy 1st ClassADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd June 19089th June 1909RussellBoy 1st ClassADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th June 190917th March 1910RussellOrdinary SeamanADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th March 191021st March 1910RussellAble SeamanADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd March 191023rd February 1911Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th February 19114th March 1912CarnarvonAble SeamanADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th March 191211th April 1912EuropaAble SeamanADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th April 191219th March 1913MonmouthAble SeamanADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th March 19131st January 1914MonmouthLeading SeamanADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd January 19142nd April 1914Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd April 191427th September 1915NottinghamLeading SeamanADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th September 191523rd November 1915NottinghamAble SeamanADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th November 191524th April 1916Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th April 191616th July 1916Iron DukeAble SeamanADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th July 191615th February 1917Iron DukeLeading SeamanADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th February 191731st March 1919Queen ElizabethLeading SeamanADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 191930th April 1919Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 191930th June 1919Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191916th August 1919Vivid III (Jessamine)Petty OfficerADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th August 191928th February 1920Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th February 19201st November 1920MarlboroughPetty OfficerADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd November 192012th March 1922Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th March 19223rd October 1923CentaurPetty OfficerADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th October 19232nd November 1923Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd November 192330th September 1924Woolwich (Torrid)Petty OfficerADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 19247th December 1924Woolwich (Searcher)Petty OfficerADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th December 192431st December 1924Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 19251st September 1926HoodPetty OfficerADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd September 19261st February 1928Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd February 192825th June 1928Egmont II (Wren)Petty OfficerADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th June 192810th September 1929FrobisherPetty OfficerADM188/422
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th September 192929th November 1929Vivid I-IIPetty OfficerADM363/275
30th November 192912th February 1930Pegasus (Tintagel)Petty OfficerADM363/275
13th February 193019th March 1931Carysfort (Tintaglel)Petty OfficerADM363/275
20th March 193119th April 1931Carysfort (Tintaglel)Chief Petty OfficerADM363/275
20th April 19318th June 1931Comus (Tintaglel)Chief Petty OfficerADM363/275
9th June 19319th June 1931Shore pensionedChief Petty OfficerADM363/275
10th June 193124th September 1938Joined RFRChief Petty OfficerADM363/275
25th September 19388th September 1941Drake IChief Petty OfficerADM363/275
9th September 19415th March 1944RaleighChief Petty OfficerADM363/275
6th March 1944InvalidedChief Petty OfficerADM363/275


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/422 via WW1 Lives at Sea