-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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George Richard Knight

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Date of birth: 2nd May 1889
Place of birth: Mobley, Gloucestershire, England
Previous occupation: Farm Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: 235445
Joined Hood: 4th December 1925 (Leading Stoker)
Left Hood: 6th January 1929 (Leading Stoker)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
7th December 190516th August 1906ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th August 190620th September 1906ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st September 190619th December 1906HogueBoy 1st ClassADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th December 190611th January 1907Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th January 19071st May 1907CumberlandBoy 1st ClassADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd May 190715th May 1907CumberlandOrdinary SeamanADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th May 190724th May 1907CumberlandStoker 2nd classADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th May 19075th June 1907Vivid IIStoker 2nd classADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th June 190712th September 1907CirceStoker 2nd classADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th September 19078th November 1907CirceStoker 1st classADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th November 190717th January 1908Vivid IIStoker 1st classADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th January 190824th February 1908AmphitriteStoker 1st classADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th February 190815th November 1909MonmouthStoker 1st classADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th November 190914th December 1909KentStoker 1st classADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th December 190916th January 1910NiobeStoker 1st classADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th January 191025th February 1910Vivid IStoker 1st classADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th February 191030th January 1911LeanderStoker 1st classADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st January 191110th February 1911TalbotStoker 1st classADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th February 191130th June 1912OrontesStoker 1st classADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191231st May 1913EgmontStoker 1st classADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st June 191312th January 1914Vivid IIStoker 1st classADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th January 191420th May 1914ForthStoker 1st classADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th June 191429th July 1914Vivid IIStoker 1st classADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th July 191430th October 1914ForthStoker 1st classADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st October 191431st December 1914ArrogantStoker 1st classADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 191530th June 1915Arrogant (B 5)Stoker 1st classADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191530th September 1915Arrogant (B 5)Acting Leading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 19152nd January 1916DolphinActing Leading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd January 191618th July 1916DolphinLeading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th July 191629th October 1916Dolphin (B 11)Leading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th October 191615th March 1917EgmontLeading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th March 191731st May 1917DolphinLeading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st June 191731st December 1918Adamant (E 12)Leading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 191928th April 1919DolphinLeading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th April 191922nd November 1919Sarepta (E 35)Leading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd November 191915th January 1920DolphinLeading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th January 192019th July 1920LuciaLeading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th July 192028th July 1920DolphinLeading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th July 19202nd November 1920Dolphin (L 21)Leading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd November 192010th October 1921Lucia (L 21)Leading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th October 192125th November 1921DolphinLeading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th November 192130th June 1922Ambrose (L 9)Leading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 192231st December 1922Titania (L 9)Leading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 192331st March 1923Titania (L 7)Leading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192313th November 1923Ambrose (L 7)Leading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th November 192312th February 1924Titania (L 7)Leading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th February 192411th March 1924Titania (S C)Leading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th March 192411th April 1924Titania (L 7))Leading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th April 192431st October 1924Ambrose (B Group)Leading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 192415th November 1924Titania (B Group)Leading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th November 192420th December 1924Titania (S C)Leading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st December 192424th March 1925DolphinLeading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th March 192527th March 1925Maidstone (S 6)Leading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th March 19254th April 1925Maidstone (H 29)Leading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th April 19257th April 1925Maidstone (H 29)Leading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th April 192521st April 1925Maidstone (H 28)Leading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd April 192529th April 1925Maidstone (H 28)Leading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th April 19253rd December 1925Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th December 19256th January 1929HoodLeading StokerADM188/417
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 19293rd June 1929Vivid II-VILeading StokerADM363/274
4th June 192927th September 1938Shore pensionedLeading StokerADM363/274
28th September 19381st October 1938Drake II (Mobilised)Leading StokerADM363/274
2nd October 193826th February 1941DemobilisedLeading StokerADM363/274
27th February 194117th June 1941Drake IILeading StokerADM363/274
18th June 194129th June 1941HeliconLeading StokerADM363/274
30th June 194120th July 1941Drake IILeading StokerADM363/274
21st July 194127th March 1945ValkyrieLeading StokerADM363/274
28th March 1945Indefinite releaseLeading StokerADM363/274


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/417 via WW1 Lives at Sea