-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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Frank Charles George Congdon

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Date of birth: 5th October 1900
Place of birth: Plymouth, Devonshire, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: K54737
Joined Hood: Before 27th November 1923 (Empire Cruise)
Left Hood: After 28th September 1924 (Empire Cruise)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
22nd October 19187th February 1919Vivid IIStoker 2nd ClassADM188/970
8th February 191916th March 1919Pembroke IIStoker 2nd ClassADM188/970
17th March 19195th June 1919Pembroke IIActing Stoker 1st ClassADM188/970
6th June 19191st August 1919VividActing Stoker 1st ClassADM188/970
2nd August 19192nd February 1920Apollo (Romola)Acting Stoker 1st ClassADM188/970
3rd February 192026th April 1920Woolwich (Romola)Acting Stoker 1st ClassADM188/970
27th April 192010th February 1922Cormorant (Romola)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/970
11th February 19227th March 1922Woolwich (Restless)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/970
8th March 192231st August 1925HoodStoker 1st ClassADM188/970
1st September 19254th November 1925HoodActing Leading StokerADM188/970
5th November 192525th November 1925Vivid IIActing Leading StokerADM188/970
26th November 192531st December 1925Woolwich (Sardonyx)Acting Leading StokerADM188/970
1st January 192631st August 1926Vivid II (Sardonyx)Acting Leading StokerADM188/970
1st September 192624th April 1927Vivid II (Sardonyx)Leading StokerADM188/970
25th April 192726th June 1927CurlewLeading StokerADM188/970
27th June 192719th December 1928DelhiLeading StokerADM188/970
20th December 19286th January 1930Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/970
7th January 19302nd July 1930GloriousLeading StokerADM363/130
3rd July 193017th August 1930GloriousActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/130
18th August 193031st December 1930Queen Elizabeth (Bryony)Acting Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/130
1st January 193124th January 1931Egmont (Bryony)Acting Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/130
25th January 19312nd July 1931Queen Elizabeth (Bryony)Acting Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/130
3rd July 19315th October 1932Queen Elizabeth (Bryony)Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/130
6th October 193230th April 1933Egmont (Bryony)Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/130
1st May 19338th May 1933Queen Elizabeth (Bryony)Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/130
9th May 193331st December 1936Vivid IIStoker Petty OfficerADM363/130
24th April 19346th October 1934LuciaStoker Petty OfficerADM363/130
7th October 193425th October 1934LuciaChief StokerADM363/130
26th October 193410th December 1934Drake IIChief StokerADM363/130
11th December 19345th June 1936FuriousChief StokerADM363/130
6th June 193629th July 1936Drake IIChief StokerADM363/130
30th July 19365th October 1937CapetownChief StokerADM363/130
1st January 193723rd April 1934Drake IIStoker Petty OfficerADM363/130
6th October 193727th December 1937TamarChief StokerADM363/130
28th December 193728th July 1938CapetownChief StokerADM363/130
29th July 19384th July 1939Drake IIChief StokerADM363/130
5th July 193923rd April 1940EdinburghChief StokerADM363/130
24th April 19404th October 1940Drake IIChief StokerADM363/130
5th October 194022nd October 1940EdinburghChief StokerADM363/130
23rd October 194023rd October 1940PensionedChief StokerADM363/130
24th October 194025th September 1945EdinburghChief StokerADM363/130
26th September 1945Released in Class AChief StokerADM363/130

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)
Service Record The National Archives
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor