-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 James Robinson





Date of Birth:


11 January 1913
Place of Birth: Buckland
Former Occupation: Schoolboy
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: JX131809
Previous Service No.: None
Rank in Hood (highest): Acting Leading Signalman
Period in Hood: 5 May 1934 to 7 September 1936
Biographical Information: Stanley entered the Royal Navy as a Boy Second Class on 5 June 1928, and served with distinction until 1953. He served in Hood for over two years. He was a fine sportsman: having previously won a boxing prize when under training, he won medals for both football and rowing whilst serving in Hood. His medals for these achievements are still in existence. Stanley specialised as a Signalman, and was advanced, then promoted, to Chief Petty Officer (Chief Yeoman of Signals) by 1942. He was in the thick of the action in World War 2, being sunk in the battleship Barham in 1941, and later being twice Mentioned in Despatches for gallantry while serving in the aircraft carrier Battler in support of the Salerno landings and in the Indian Ocean. Unusually, he changed branches to Aircraft Handler after the War, retaining his substantive rate of Chief Petty Officer. Following his discharge to naval pension in 1953, Stanley made good use of his naval firefighting skills by serving for thirty more years in the Hampshire Fire Service. Stanley came from a naval family: his father, Edwin Stanley Robinson, an Engine Room Artificer, was one of just three men who died in the destroyer HMS Zulu in 1916, when that vessel was badly damaged by a mine. Stanley’s elder brother Norman also served in the RN, winning the DSM and bar.


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