-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Crew List
Updated 17-Apr-2010

It is estimated that as many as 9,000 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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Richard Mannell





Date of Birth:


27 August 1885
Place of Birth: Perranzabuloe
Former Occupation: Smith's Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: 305043
Previous Service No.: None
Rank in Hood (highest): Chief Stoker
Period in Hood: 30 October 1923 to 10 September 1925
Biographical Information: Richard Mannell was raised by his grandparents, his mother having died a few weeks after he was born. He married in 1905 and had 2 daughters with his wife who died 3 years later in 1908. He remarried and had 9 further children with his second wife. He had the unusual distinction of serving in two ships called Hood: in 1906 in the pre-Dreadnought battleship of 1893 (as a Stoker 2nd Class) and in the famous battlecruiser Hood (as a Chief Stoker) from 1923 to 1925, which included the 'Empire Cruise'. He left the RN on the day before his 40th birthday later that year, and lived to the ripe old age of 95 in Plymouth.