-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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Ernest Stanley Gray

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Date of birth: 8th September 1888
Place of birth: Bath, Somerset, England
Previous occupation: Warehouse labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: 231607
Joined Hood: 1st April 1920 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood: 14th May 1923 (Leading Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and rate held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
25th August 190431st August 1904ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 190431st December 1904LionBoy 2nd ClassADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 190522nd March 1905ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd March 190526th January 1906ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th January 190611th May 1906St GeorgeBoy 1st ClassADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th May 190631st May 1906Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st June 19062nd July 1906SiriusBoy 1st ClassADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd July 19069th July 1906Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th July 19067th September 1906ImplacableBoy 1st ClassADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th September 190629th February 1908ImplacableOrdinary SeamanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 190829th May 1908ImplacableAble SeamanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th May 190831st March 1909Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 19094th June 1909IsisAble SeamanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th June 19099th August 1909Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th August 19095th June 1911DevonshireAble SeamanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th June 191130th June 1913WarriorAble SeamanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191331st December 1913Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 191431st January 1915EssexAble SeamanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 191523rd August 1916EssexLeading SeamanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th August 191627th December 1916Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th December 191631st December 1917Woolwich (Pylades)Leading SeamanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 191828th April 1918Woolwich (Wakeful)Leading SeamanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th April 191830th June 1918Woolwich (Wakeful)Able SeamanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191827th October 1918Columbine (Wakeful)Able SeamanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th October 191831st March 1919Columbine (Wakeful)Leading SeamanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 191930th June 1919Woolwich (Wakeful)Leading SeamanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191931st October 1919Columbine (Wakeful)Leading SeamanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 191910th February 1920Columbine (Scimitar)Leading SeamanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th February 192023rd February 1920Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th February 192031st March 1920Crescent (Hood)Leading SeamanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192014th May 1923HoodLeading SeamanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 192322nd June 1923Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd June 192331st January 1924GloriousLeading SeamanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 192413th February 1924Dartmouth (Glorious)Leading SeamanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th February 19245th June 1924Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th June 192430th September 1924Columbine (Malcolm)Leading SeamanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 19249th February 1925Greenwich (Malcolm)Leading SeamanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th February 192531st October 1925Greenwich (Montrose)Leading SeamanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 192511th December 1926Egmont II (Montrose)Leading SeamanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th December 192623rd December 1926Vivid II (Montrose)Leading SeamanADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th December 192617th January 1927Vivid II (Montrose)Acting Petty OfficerADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th January 19276th May 1927Vivid IActing Petty OfficerADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th May 192724th December 1927ImpregnableActing Petty OfficerADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th December 192714th May 1928ImpregnablePetty OfficerADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 192825th June 1928Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/410
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.




Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
ADM188/410 via WW1 Lives at Sea