-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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James Henry Coles

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Date of birth: 20th October 1884
Place of birth: Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Previous occupation: Boiler maker's assisitant
Service:
Rank:
Service Number: 214406
Joined Hood: 15th April 1920 (Painter 1st Class)
Left Hood: 12th July 1921 (Painter 1st Class)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
11th April 190117th April 1901ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th April 190129th January 1902LionBoy 2nd ClassADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th January 190216th September 1902LionBoy 1st ClassADM188/375
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17th September 190219th October 1902AgincourtBoy 1st ClassADM188/375
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20th October 190223rd October 1902AgincourtOrdinary SeamanADM188/375
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24th October 190212th December 1902VividOrdinary SeamanADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th December 190224th January 1904DorisOrdinary SeamanADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th January 19044th February 1904DorisOrdinary SeamanADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th February 190413th March 1904VividOrdinary SeamanADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th March 190431st July 1904St GeorgeOrdinary SeamanADM188/375
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1st August 190423rd November 1904St GeorgeAble SeamanADM188/375
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24th November 19044th March 1905Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/375
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5th March 190530th June 1905CambridgeAble SeamanADM188/375
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1st July 190510th July 1905VividAble SeamanADM188/375
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11th July 190517th June 1907New ZealandAble SeamanADM188/375
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18th June 19075th October 1907Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/375
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6th October 19074th November 1907CambridgeAble SeamanADM188/375
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5th November 19078th May 1908Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/375
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9th May 19085th January 1909RepulseAble SeamanADM188/375
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6th January 190911th January 1911HiberniaAble SeamanADM188/375
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12th January 19113rd February 1911Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th February 191130th June 1911LeanderAble SeamanADM188/375
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1st July 191131st July 1911Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st August 19113rd June 1912Prince GeorgeAble SeamanADM188/375
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4th June 191214th August 1912RoxburghAble SeamanADM188/375
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15th August 191231st August 1912RoxburghPainter 2nd ClassADM188/375
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1st September 191221st May 1913IndusPainter 2nd ClassADM188/375
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22nd May 191331st March 1914CenturionPainter 2nd ClassADM188/375
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1st April 19146th August 1914AmphionPainter 2nd ClassADM188/375
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7th August 191430th September 1915Vivid IIPainter 2nd ClassADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 191529th July 1917FoxPainter 2nd ClassADM188/375
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30th July 19176th September 1918FoxPainter 1st ClassADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th September 191821st November 1918Duffer (Bombay Depot)Painter 1st ClassADM188/375
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22nd November 191823rd June 1919Vivid IIPainter 1st ClassADM188/375
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24th June 191914th September 1919AmbrosePainter 1st ClassADM188/375
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15th September 191914th April 1920Vivid IIIPainter 1st ClassADM188/375
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15th April 192012th July 1921HoodPainter 1st ClassADM188/375
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13th July 192125th October 1921Vivid IIIPainter 1st ClassADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th October 192115th August 1922IndusPainter 1st ClassADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th August 192224th October 1924Vivid IIPainter 1st ClassADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/375 via WW1 Lives at Sea