-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Crew List

It is estimated that as many as 18,000 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

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Date of birth: 03 May 1898
Place of birth: Plymouth, Devonshire, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: J31978
Joined Hood: August 1925
Left Hood: August 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.

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None at this time.

No known memorials

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Barry G Rafferty (certificate of service and old photos)