-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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Francis Stephen Evans

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Date of birth: 27th February 1883
Place of birth: Liskeard, Cornwall, England
Previous occupation: Farm labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker Petty Officer
Service Number: 309547
Joined Hood: 23rd May 1921 (Stoker Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 16th June 1922 (Stoker Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and rate held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
10th January 19069th July 1906Vivid IIStoker 2nd classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th July 19069th March 1907ImplacableStoker 2nd classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th March 190729th May 1908ImplacableStoker 1st classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th May 190826th July 1908Vivid IIStoker 1st classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th July 19089th August 1909MajesticStoker 1st classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th August 190919th April 1911New ZealandStoker 1st classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th April 191131st July 1911New ZealandActing Leading StokerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st August 191130th September 1911Vivid IIActing Leading StokerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 191117th January 1912IndusActing Leading StokerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th January 19129th February 1912IndusLeading StokerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th February 191212th February 1912Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th February 19122nd May 1913DonegalLeading StokerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd May 191321st December 1913DonegalStoker Petty OfficerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd December 19131st May 1914Vivid IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd May 19148th May 1916Blake (Broke)Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th May 19168th June 1916Hecla (Broke)Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th June 191619th July 1916Victory IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th July 191630th September 1917Greenwich (Ithuriel)Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 19171st December 1919Crescent (Ithuriel)Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd December 191914th December 1919Dido (Ithuriel)Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th December 191931st December 1919Victory IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 192022nd May 1921Vivid IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd May 192116th June 1922HoodStoker Petty OfficerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th June 192212th June 1923Vivid IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th June 192330th June 1923Glorious (Dartmouth)Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 19231st September 1923Glorious (Dartmouth)Chief StokerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd September 192318th September 1923Vivid IIChief StokerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th September 192329th April 1924AjaxChief StokerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th April 192420th May 1924Vivid IIChief StokerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st May 192430th September 1926EagleChief StokerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 192619th November 1926Vivid IIChief StokerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th November 192620th December 1927Vivid II (Strenuous)Chief StokerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st December 19279th January 1928Vivid IIChief StokerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.




Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
ADM188/506 via WW1 Lives at Sea