-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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Arthur Henry Bolt

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Date of birth: 31st July 1905
Place of birth: Taunton, Devon, England
Previous occupation: Porter
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: K64199
Joined Hood First time: 21st May 1924 (Stoker 2nd Class)
Left Hood First time: 16th May 1925 (Stoker 1st Class)
Joined Hood Second time: 17th May 1925 (Stoker 1st Class)
Left Hood Second time: 12th November 1926 (Stoker 1st Class)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
19th November 19209th May 1921ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/846
10th May 192125th September 1921ConquerorBoy 2nd ClassADM188/846
26th September 192130th September 1921ConquerorBoy 1st ClassADM188/846
1st October 192118th November 1921MonarchBoy 1st ClassADM188/846
19th November 19219th June 1922Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/846
10th June 192230th July 1923HoodBoy 1st ClassADM188/846
31st July 192320th May 1924HoodOrdinary SeamanADM188/846
21st May 192431st December 1924HoodStoker 2nd ClassADM362/30
1st January 192516th May 1925HoodStoker 1st ClassADM362/30
17th May 192512th November 1926Hood (Snapdragon)Stoker 1st ClassADM362/30
13th November 192623rd August 1928Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM362/30
24th August 192828th December 1928Dolphin (SC)Stoker 1st ClassADM362/30
29th December 192831st May 1929Cyclops (L23)Stoker 1st ClassADM362/30
1st June 192924th October 1929Lucia (K26)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/226
25th October 192931st December 1930Cyclops (L26)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/226
1st January 19318th June 1931Cyclops (L23)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/226
9th June 19318th May 1933Lucia (K23)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/226
9th May 193315th May 1933Dolphin (L6)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/226
16th May 193331st December 1933Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/226
1st January 19341st February 1934Drake IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/226
2nd February 193414th October 1936DevonshireStoker 1st ClassADM363/226
15th October 193619th October 1936Drake IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/226
20th October 193615th January 1937Drake II (Witch)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/226
16th January 193713th January 1938FuriousStoker 1st ClassADM363/226
14th January 193823rd January 1938Drake IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/226
24th January 193818th October 1938Drake IIActing Leading StokerADM363/226
19th October 193823rd January 1939DefianceActing Leading StokerADM363/226
24th January 193917th October 1939DefianceLeading StokerADM363/226
18th October 193930th October 1939Drake IILeading StokerADM363/226
31st October 193926th September 1940Drake II (Khatoum)Leading StokerADM363/226
27th September 194014th October 1940Victor III (Northney Camps)Leading StokerADM363/226
15th October 194018th January 1941Drake IILeading StokerADM363/226
19th January 19413rd June 1941Prince of WalesLeading StokerADM363/226
4th June 194110th December 1941Prince of WalesActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/226
11th December 19413rd June 1942OrionActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/226
4th June 194231st December 1942OrionStoker Petty Officer (Temporary)ADM363/226
1st January 194330th September 1943Nile (Canopus)Stoker Petty Officer (Temporary)ADM363/226
1st October 194311th October 1943Nile (Sphinx)Stoker Petty Officer (Temporary)ADM363/226
12th October 19435th October 1945Drake IIStoker Petty Officer (Temporary)ADM363/226
6th October 1945PUNSStoker Petty Officer (Temporary)ADM363/226

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)
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
Service Record: ADM363/226(Ancestry)