-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

Sidney George Battin

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Date of birth: 2nd March 1891
Place of birth: Tavistock, Devon, England
Previous occupation: Farm Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Stoker
Service Number: K2342
Joined Hood First time: 15th May 1923 (Stoker Petty Officer)
Left Hood First time: 4th November 1925 (Stoker Petty Officer)
Joined Hood Second time: 8th December 1928 (Chief Stoker)
Left Hood Second time: 30th April 1929 (Chief Stoker)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
27th March 190920th July 1909Vivid IIStoker 2nd ClassADM188/871
21st July 19099th August 1909MajesticStoker 2nd ClassADM188/871
10th August 190918th March 1910New ZealandStoker 2nd ClassADM188/871
19th March 191014th October 1911New ZealandStoker 1st ClassADM188/871
15th October 191116th October 1911Price GeorgeStoker 1st ClassADM188/871
17th October 19112nd February 1912Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/871
3rd February 191225th March 1912HawkeStoker 1st ClassADM188/871
26th March 191210th March 1914SnipeStoker 1st ClassADM188/871
11th March 191419th June 1914DorisStoker 1st ClassADM188/871
20th June 191419th August 1914Challenger (Doris)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/871
20th August 191420th January 1915DorisStoker 1st ClassADM188/871
21st January 191520th July 1915DorisActing Leading StokerADM188/871
21st July 191517th March 1916DorisLeading StokerADM188/871
18th March 191610th September 1916DorisActing Leading StokerADM188/871
11th September 191615th January 1917DorisLeading StokerADM188/871
16th January 191713th August 1917Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/871
14th August 19176th May 1919PegasusLeading StokerADM188/871
7th May 191917th September 1920Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/871
18th September 192016th October 1921ResolutionLeading StokerADM188/871
17th October 192114th May 1923Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/871
15th May 19234th November 1925HoodLeading StokerADM188/871
5th November 19257th November 1925Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/871
8th November 19251st February 1926Vivid IIChief StokerADM188/871
2nd February 192630th September 1926Egmont II (Veteran)Chief StokerADM188/871
1st October 19268th July 1928Tamar II (Veteran)Chief StokerADM188/871
9th July 192815th October 1928Vivid II (Veteran)Chief StokerADM188/871
16th October 19287th December 1928Vivid IIChief StokerADM188/871
8th December 192830th April 1929HoodChief StokerADM188/871
1st May 192925th March 1931Vivid II - IVChief StokerADM363/120
26th March 19315th October 1931Shore PensionedChief StokerADM363/120
6th October 193127th July 1941Joined RFRChief StokerADM363/120
28th July 194129th May 1945Drake IIChief StokerADM363/120
30th May 1945Shore Indefinite ExemptionChief StokerADM363/120

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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)
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
Service Record: ADM363/120(Ancestry)
Service Record - ADM188/871 (Ancestry)
Service Record - ADM363/120 (Ancestry)