-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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Solomon Bishop

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Date of birth: 8th February 1893
Place of birth: Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Previous occupation: Collier
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: K12010
Joined Hood First time: 15th May 1923 (Leading Stoker)
Left Hood First time: 4th November 1925 (Leading Stoker)
Joined Hood Second time: 19th November 1927 (Leading Stoker)
Left Hood Second time: 16th May 1929 (Leading Stoker)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
26th August 191126th January 1912Vivid IIStoker 2nd ClassADM188/891
27th January 191231st July 1912AdventureStoker 2nd ClassADM188/891
1st August 19125th September 1912AdventureStoker 1st ClassADM188/891
6th September 19121st July 1913Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/891
2nd July 19131st September 1913AdventureStoker 1st ClassADM188/891
2nd September 19133rd October 1913Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/891
4th October 191313th February 1916AdventureStoker 1st ClassADM188/891
14th February 191620th July 1917AdventureActing Leading StokerADM188/891
21st July 191725th November 1917AdventureLeading StokerADM188/891
26th November 191717th May 1918Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/891
18th May 191831st January 1919LondonLeading StokerADM188/891
1st February 19197th March 1919LondonActing Leading StokerADM188/891
8th March 191931st January 1920CairoActing Leading StokerADM188/891
1st February 192026th April 1920CairoLeading StokerADM188/891
27th April 19203rd June 1920[Illegible]Leading StokerADM188/891
4th June 192010th November 1920Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/891
11th November 192017th June 1921DefianceLeading StokerADM188/891
18th June 192128th February 1923Colleen (Heather)Leading StokerADM188/891
1st July 192214th May 1923Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/891
1st March 192330th June 1922Vivis IV (Heather)Leading StokerADM188/891
15th May 19234th November 1925HoodLeading StokerADM188/891
5th November 19259th June 1926Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/891
10th June 192625th May 1927ValiantLeading StokerADM188/891
26th May 192718th November 1927Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/891
19th November 192716th May 1929HoodLeading StokerADM188/891
17th May 19298th November 1929TigerLeading StokerADM363/35
9th November 19296th January 1930Vivid II - VILeading StokerADM363/35
7th January 193030th October 1930GloriousLeading StokerADM363/35
31st October 19306th July 1931GloriousStoker 1st ClassADM363/35
7th July 193127th August 1931Glorious (Abingdon)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/35
28th August 193130th October 1931GloriousStoker 1st ClassADM363/35
31st October 193130th October 1932GloriousActing Leading StokerADM363/35
31st October 19326th January 1933GloriousLeading StokerADM363/35
7th January 19336th July 1933Vivid IILeading StokerADM363/35
7th July 193313th November 1933Boscawen (Selkirk)Leading StokerADM363/35
14th November 193326th September 1938Shore PensionedLeading StokerADM363/35
27th September 19381st October 1938Drake II (Mobilised)Leading StokerADM363/35
2nd October 193825th August 1939DemobilisedLeading StokerADM363/35
26th August 193925th August 1939Drake IILeading StokerADM363/35
26th August 1939Shore PUNSLeading StokerADM363/35

Additional Photographs
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)
Service Record: ADM188/891(Ancestry)
Service Record: ADM363/35(Ancestry)