-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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Stanley Geran





Date of Birth:


03 May 1898
Place of Birth: Plymouth
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: J31978
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Leading Seaman
Period in Hood: Aug 1925-Aug 1928
Biographical Information: Stanley was born on 03 May 1898 in Plymouth, Devon. He worked as a motor cleaner prior to entering the Navy in May 1916. He joined the Navy as a Boy Seaman was was trained at H.M.S. Impregnable, Victory Barracks and Vernon. He later served in H.M.S.s Princess Royal, Vivid, Blenheim, Warspite, Woolwich, Defiance and Hood.

For his military service he was awarded the 1914/15 Star, Victory Medal, British War Medal & LSGC Medal. He was invalided out of the Navy on 14 Nov 1934at the rank of Petty Officer.

He died 18 May 1935 at age 37 leaving a wife and 3 children.