-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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Clarence Henry Collins

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Shipwright
Service Number: 347002
Joined Hood: 21st April 1923 (Chief Shipwright 2nd Class)
Left Hood: 30th August 1925 (Chief Shipwright 1st Class)

Biographical Information: Clarence volunteered for 12 years service in 1904 but was re-engaged in 1916 on a pension. He was discharged in September 1926.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
9th September 190414th October 1904Vivid IIShipwrightADM188/527
15th October 190430th October 1905IndusShipwrightADM188/527
31st October 19057th May 1906Empress of IndiaShipwrightADM188/527
8th May 190614th December 1908QueenShipwrightADM188/527
15th December 190812th January 1909Vivid IIShipwrightADM188/527
13th January 190910th August 1909IndusShipwrightADM188/527
11th August 190928th February 1910RamilliesShipwrightADM188/527
1st March 191014th December 1910HannibalShipwrightADM188/527
15th December 191014th May 1912QueenShipwrightADM188/527
15th May 19123rd June 1912IndusShipwrightADM188/527
4th June 191230th November 1912ImpregnableShipwrightADM188/527
1st December 191218th January 1913ImpregnableShipwright 2nd ClassADM188/527
19th January 191316th June 1913ImpregnableShipwright 1st ClassADM188/527
17th June 191315th September 1913IndefatigableShipwright 1st ClassADM188/527
16th September 19136th March 1914CirceShipwright 1st ClassADM188/527
7th March 19148th June 1914Pembroke IIShipwright 1st ClassADM188/527
9th June 191421st October 1915CirceShipwright 1st ClassADM188/527
22nd October 191514th March 1916Vivid IIShipwright 1st ClassADM188/527
15th March 191631st August 1917GloucesterShipwright 1st ClassADM188/527
1st September 191730th September 1918GloucesterChief ShipwrightADM188/527
1st October 191831st March 1919GloucesterChief Shipwright 2nd ClassADM188/527
1st April 191930th June 1919Bellona (Gloucester)Chief Shipwright 2nd ClassADM188/527
1st July 191931st March 1920Colossus (Gloucester)Chief Shipwright 2nd ClassADM188/527
1st April 192019th November 1920Vivid IIIChief Shipwright 2nd ClassADM188/527
20th November 19206th December 1922TamarChief Shipwright 2nd ClassADM188/527
7th December 192227th January 1923VindictiveChief Shipwright 2nd ClassADM188/527
28th January 192320th April 1923Vivid IIChief Shipwright 2nd ClassADM188/527
21st April 192331st August 1923HoodChief Shipwright 2nd ClassADM188/527
1st September 192330th August 1925HoodChief Shipwright 1st ClassADM188/527
31st August 19258th September 1926Vivid IIChief Shipwright 1st ClassADM188/527
9th September 1926Shore PensionedChief Shipwright 1st ClassADM188/527

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)
Alan Clarkson from Certificate of Service
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor