-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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Charles Richard Collings

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Date of birth: 7th February 1886
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Previous occupation: Sea boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: 217951
Joined Hood: 15th May 1923 (Leading Stoker)
Left Hood: 29th December 1925 (Leading Stoker)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
1st November 19016th November 1901ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th November 190130th July 1902LionBoy 2nd ClassADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st July 190231st May 1903LionBoy 1st ClassADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st June 19032nd November 1903Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd November 19036th February 1904ArrogantBoy 1st ClassADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th February 190429th September 1904ArrogantOrdinary SeamanADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th September 190416th November 1904DianaOrdinary SeamanADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th November 190412th July 1905DianaStoker 2nd ClassADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th July 190514th February 1906Vivid IIStoker 2nd ClassADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th February 190630th June 1906Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 190622nd July 1906Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd July 190631st December 1906HoodStoker 1st ClassADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 19076th September 1909CumberlandStoker 1st ClassADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th September 190916th September 1909Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th September 19091st November 1909LeanderStoker 1st ClassADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd November 190912th November 1909Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th November 190921st May 1911BlakeStoker 1st ClassADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd May 191125th July 1911Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th July 191128th February 1912LeanderStoker 1st ClassADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th February 191210th May 1914BlakeStoker 1st ClassADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th May 191430th January 1915Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st January 19156th March 1915Vivid II (Sunfish)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th March 191512th March 1918Vivid II (TB 067)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th March 191830th June 1918Wallington (Telemachus)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 19183rd October 1918Leander (Telemachus)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th October 191813th February 1919Leander (Telemachus)Acting Leading StokerADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th February 191928th February 1919Vivid IIActing Leading StokerADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 191931st March 1919ActaeonActing Leading StokerADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 19191st July 1919WildfireActing Leading StokerADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd July 191930th September 1919Attentive II (Leamington)Acting Leading StokerADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 19196th November 1919Attentive II (Gainsborough)Acting Leading StokerADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th November 191926th April 1920Vivid IIActing Leading StokerADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th April 192014th September 1922CurlewLeading StokerADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th September 192214th November 1922Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th November 192210th May 1923WoolwichLeading StokerADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th May 192314th May 1923Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 192329th December 1925HoodLeading StokerADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th December 19256th February 1926Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/382
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
ADM188/382 via WW1 Lives at Sea