-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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Frank Eli Edward Stephens





Date of Birth:


01 August 1901
Place of Birth: Forton
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: MX47006
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Shipwright 3rd Class
Period in Hood: 1931-1933
Biographical Information:

Frank was born on 01 August 1901 in Gosport, Hampshire. He joined the Navy as a Acting Shipwright 4th Class on 23 January 1928. He went on to serve during the second World War, he was aboard H.M.S Nelson when she struck a mine on the 4th December 1939 on entering Loch Ewe sustaning faceul injurys. He also saw action on the Arctic convoys onboard H.M.S King George V.

He served on the following ships & in the following establishments:

  • Victory
  • Fisgard
  • Cardiff
  • Fisgard
  • Constance
  • Fisgard
  • Hood
  • Victory
  • Vernon (Stokes-Bay)
  • Victory
  • Fowey
  • Victory
  • Dolphin
  • Hastings
  • Victory
  • Nelson
  • Victory
  • King George (v)
  • Victory
  • Vindictive
  • Victory
  • Enterprise
  • Victory
  • Naden (Canada)
  • Portland Bill
  • Victory

By the time he was released from service in February 1950, he had reached the rank of Chief Shipwright. He remained active working in the gunboat yard in Haslar, Gosport doing carpentry.

Frank passed away on 07 March 1977.



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