-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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Samuel Pope Cranch

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Date of birth: 6th June 1888
Place of birth: Portlemouth, Devon, England
Previous occupation: Rabbit trapper
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: 231378
Joined Hood First time: 16th May 1922 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood First time: 4th June 1925 (Able Seaman)
Joined Hood First time: Before 27th November 1923 (Empire Cruise)
Left Hood First time: 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
6th July 19048th February 1905ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th February 190513th September 1905ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th September 190525th January 1906St GeorgeBoy 1st ClassADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th January 19069th April 1906ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th April 19065th June 1906SuffolkBoy 1st ClassADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th June 190617th July 1906SuffolkOrdinary SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th August 190621st February 1907SuffolkOrdinary SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd February 190712th February 1908LancasterOrdinary SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th February 19086th April 1908LancasterAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th April 190810th May 1908VividAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th May 19088th March 1909SutlejAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th March 190912th March 1909DonegalAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th March 190922nd April 1909VividAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd April 190916th May 1910DonegalAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th May 191031st May 1910Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st June 191017th October 1910LeviathanAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th October 19103rd November 1910Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th November 191013th February 1911New ZealandAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th February 19111st August 1911Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd August 19113rd June 1912Prince GeorgeAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th June 191214th August 1912RoxburghAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th August 191219th August 1913Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th August 191330th January 1914Vivid IIAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st January 19144th February 1914New ZealandAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th February 19142nd April 1914Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd April 191431st January 1915NottinghamAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 191520th March 1916NottinghamLeading SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th April 19167th April 1916NottinghamAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th April 19163rd May 1916VividAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th May 191625th August 1916SuffolkAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th August 191631st October 1916Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 191631st August 1917DevonshireAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 19179th October 1917DevonshireAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th October 191714th February 1918Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th February 191830th June 1918Woolwich (Vesper)Leading SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191831st December 1918Columbine (Vesper)Leading SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 191931st August 1919ColumbineLeading SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 19195th November 1920ColumbineAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th November 192022nd September 1921Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd September 192112th April 1922OrionAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th April 192215th May 1922Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th May 19224th June 1925HoodAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th June 192531st December 1926ColumbineAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 192721st August 1928Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th September 19386th October 1938DefianceAble SeamanADM188/409
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
ADM188/409 via WW1 Lives at Sea