-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 Oscar Lavender

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Date of birth: 15th January 1895
Place of birth: Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Previous occupation: Coal Dealer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: J13686
Joined Hood: 24th May 1922 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood: 7th May 1925 (Leading Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
31st March 1920ConquerorLeading SeamanADM188/674
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd August 191114th May 1912ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/674
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 191216th May 1912ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/674
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th May 191211th September 1912EssexBoy 1st ClassADM188/674
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th September 191225th September 1912Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/674
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th September 191214th January 1913DevonshireBoy 1st ClassADM188/674
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th January 191311th March 1914DevonshireOrdinary SeamanADM188/674
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th March 19141st May 1914DevonshireAble SeamanADM188/674
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd May 19146th June 1914Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/674
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th June 191429th July 1914DefianceAble SeamanADM188/674
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th July 191423rd October 1914LondonAble SeamanADM188/674
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th October 191412th April 1915DefianceAble SeamanADM188/674
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th April 1915ConquerorAble SeamanADM188/674
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192030th September 1920Orion (Conqueror)Leading SeamanADM188/674
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 192031st March 1921Thunderer (Conqueror)Leading SeamanADM188/674
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 19219th September 1921ConquerorLeading SeamanADM188/674
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th September 192112th April 1922OrionLeading SeamanADM188/674
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th April 192223rd May 1922Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/674
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th May 19227th May 1925HoodLeading SeamanADM188/674
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th May 19258th May 1925Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/674
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th May 19251st February 1927DefianceLeading SeamanADM188/674
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd February 192725th April 1927DefianceActing Petty OfficerADM188/674
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th April 192717th May 1927Vivid IActing Petty OfficerADM188/674
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th May 19271st February 1928ValiantActing Petty OfficerADM188/674
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd February 192823rd March 1929ValiantPetty OfficerADM188/674
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th March 192912th April 1929Victory I-IPetty OfficerADM363/156
13th April 192931st March 1932DefiancePetty OfficerADM363/156
1st April 193231st December 1933Vivid II (Venetia)Petty OfficerADM363/156
1st January 193430th August 1934Drake II (Venetia)Petty OfficerADM363/156
31st August 193426th October 1934DefiancePetty OfficerADM363/156
27th October 193413th January 1935Drake IPetty OfficerADM363/156
14th January 19353rd July 1935PensionedPetty OfficerADM363/156
4th July 193528th September 1939President II (Birkenhead, RNVR)Petty OfficerADM363/156
29th September 193911th September 1945King AlfredPetty OfficerADM363/156
12th September 1945Released in Class APetty OfficerADM363/156


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
ADM188/674 via WW1 Lives at Sea