-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 Arthur George Light





Date of Birth:


3 February 1896
Place of Birth: Paignton
Former Occupation: Cook
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: L5243
Previous Service No.: None
Rank in Hood (highest): Officers' Cook Second Class
Period in Hood: 1 April to 25 May 1920 AND 1 January 1925 to 12 November 1926
Biographical Information: Stanley Light volunteered for Royal Naval service on 1 March 1914, on the eve of World War I, at the age of eighteen. He was present in the battleship HMS Marlborough at the greatest naval engagement of that war (or any war) - the battle of Jutland. Altogether Stanley had three periods of service in the RN, the last of these beginning in June 1939 (with the clouds of war again looming) and lasting until 26 September 1945, just after the end of World War II. Even then, he kept his RN connection, serving, as a civilian, as a cook in Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.