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

It is estimated that as many as 9,000 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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Charles Henry Abel

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Date of birth: 7th June 1886
Place of birth: Callington, Cornwall, England
Previous occupation: Farm Lad
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Petty Officer
Service Number: 225675
Joined Hood: 15th May 1923 (Chief Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 6th January 1926 (Chief Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
30th March 190328th June 1903NorthamptonBoy 2nd ClassADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th June 190315th August 1903NorthamptonBoy 1st ClassADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th August 19032nd November 1903CleopatraBoy 1st ClassADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd November 190311th December 1903VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th December 190326th May 1904Empress of IndiaBoy 1st ClassADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th May 19046th June 1904VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th June 190426th October 1904VividOrdinary SeamanADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th October 19042nd May 1906HogueOrdinary SeamanADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd May 19061st June 1906Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd June 19067th July 1906IndusOrdinary SeamanADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th July 190624th September 1906Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th September 190631st December 1906Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 190710th January 1910CornwallAble SeamanADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th January 191019th August 1910VividAble SeamanADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th August 19108th October 1910LeanderAble SeamanADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th October 191028th November 1910Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th November 191026th October 1911EuryalusAble SeamanADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th October 191122nd December 1911Royal ArthurAble SeamanADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd December 191131st May 1912KentAble SeamanADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st June 191219th August 1913KentLeading SeamanADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th August 19136th February 1914Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th February 191419th May 1914TalbotLeading SeamanADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th May 191430th June 1914CormorantLeading SeamanADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191430th June 1915TalbotLeading SeamanADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191531st December 1916TalbotPetty OfficerADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 191731st March 1918Hyacinth (Childers)Petty OfficerADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 191830th June 1918Hyacinth (Zanzibar)Petty OfficerADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191831st October 1918Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 191831st May 1919St George (Banchory)Petty OfficerADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st June 191928th August 1919Valhalla IIPetty OfficerADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th August 191912th November 1919Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th November 19191st January 1920Colleen (James Connor)Petty OfficerADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd January 192028th February 1920Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th February 192031st March 1921BenbowPetty OfficerADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192113th April 1921Emperor of IndiaPetty OfficerADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th April 19211st April 1923Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd April 192314th May 1923Vivid IChief Petty OfficerADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 19236th January 1926HoodChief Petty OfficerADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 19261st February 1926ImpregnableChief Petty OfficerADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd February 19269th June 1926Vivid IChief Petty OfficerADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials

Sources
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
ADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea