-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.

Chainbar divider

Maynard Cole

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Date of birth: 10th October 1902
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Previous occupation: Naval Shipwright's Apprentice
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Shipwright 1st Class
Service Number: M33948

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
8th August 19188th August 1923Victory IINaval Shipwright ApprenticeADM188/1085
9th August 19232nd November 1923Victory IIShipwright 5th ClassADM188/1085
3rd November 192327th February 1924VernonShipwright 5th ClassADM188/1085
28th February 19248th August 1926FisgardShipwright 5th ClassADM188/1085
10th May 19258th August 1925RevengeActing Shipwright 3rd ClassADM188/1085
9th August 19258th August 1927RevengeShipwright 4th ClassADM188/1085
9th August 19269th May 1925FisgardActing Shipwright 3rd ClassADM188/1085
9th August 192710th January 1928RevengeShipwright 3rd ClassADM188/1085
11th January 192817th February 1928FisgardShipwright 3rd ClassADM188/1085
18th February 19284th December 1928ConstanceShipwright 3rd ClassADM188/1085
5th December 19281st January 1929Victory IIShipwright 3rd ClassADM188/1085
2nd January 19298th August 1931RevengeShipwright 3rd ClassADM363/402
9th August 193124th November 1931RevengeShipwright 2nd ClassADM363/402
25th November 193119th August 1932Victory IIShipwright 2nd ClassADM363/402
20th August 193213th October 1932RepulseShipwright 2nd ClassADM363/402
14th October 193230th August 1933Victory IIShipwright 2nd ClassADM363/402
31st August 19338th August 1936HoodShipwright 2nd ClassADM363/402
9th August 19369th August 1936HoodShipwright 1st ClassADM363/402
10th August 193621st February 1937DolphinShipwright 1st ClassADM363/402
22nd February 193721st April 1937DiomedeShipwright 1st ClassADM363/402
22nd April 19379th November 1938Bee (Petrel)Shipwright 1st ClassADM363/402
10th November 19383rd June 1939Scorpion (Petrel)Shipwright 1st ClassADM363/402
4th June 193929th August 1939Victory IIShipwright 1st ClassADM363/402
30th August 193918th September 1939Victory IV (Foxglove)Shipwright 1st ClassADM363/402
19th September 193915th December 1939FoxgloveShipwright 1st ClassADM363/402
16th December 19396th January 1940Victory III (Foxglove)Shipwright 1st ClassADM363/402
7th January 194016th April 1940Victory IIShipwright 1st ClassADM363/402
17th April 1940Shore invalided PUNSShipwright 1st ClassADM363/402

Additional Photos

The Artisans' Gig team from June 1935. Back row: Lovett, Beaton, Weightman. Middle row: Lush, Rory O'Conor, Cole, Hornell. Front row: Brooks, MacDonald, Hewett

No known memorials

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Matt Cox, Maynard's grandson, (photo and service record), May 2021.
O'Conor Album, Library of the National Museum of the Royal Navy (names of crew of Artisans' Gig 1934