-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 Fleming Graves





Date of Birth:


5 July 1901
Place of Birth: Ambleside
Former Occupation: Farm worker
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: K56741
Previous Service No.: J93925
Rank in Hood (highest): Stoker Petty Officer
Period in Hood: 1 July 1932 - 30 August 1933
Biographical Information: Stanley Graves was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Fleming Graves; husband of Neta May Graves, of Endmoor, Westmorland. He joined Hood as an Acting Stoker Petty Officer, and was advanced substantively whilst on board. He was promoted later in his career to Chief Stoker. He lost his life on 21 January 1940, when the destroyer HMS Exmouth was sunk with all hands by U boat U22, in the northern Moray Firth off Wick, Caithness.