-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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James Morton

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Date of birth: 25th December 1886
Place of birth: Omeath, Louth, Ireland
Previous occupation: School
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: 226327
Joined Hood: 22nd June 1922 (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
28th April 190318th November 1903Black PrinceBoy 2nd ClassADM188/399
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th November 190331st December 1903Black PrinceBoy 1st ClassADM188/399
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 19043rd October 1904EmeraldBoy 1st ClassADM188/399
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th October 190424th December 1904Boscawen IIBoy 1st ClassADM188/399
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th December 190419th January 1905Boscawen IIOrdinary SeamanADM188/399
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th January 190520th February 1905Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/399
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st February 190531st March 1905BarfleurOrdinary SeamanADM188/399
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 190527th August 1905VengeanceOrdinary SeamanADM188/399
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th August 190523rd October 1905Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/399
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th October 190512th November 1906DevonshireOrdinary SeamanADM188/399
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th November 19064th November 1907DevonshireAble SeamanADM188/399
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th November 190716th November 1908Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/399
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th November 19083rd February 1911DianaAble SeamanADM188/399
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th February 19114th September 1911Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/399
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th September 191130th September 1913CumberlandAble SeamanADM188/399
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 191318th May 1914CumberlandLeading SeamanADM188/399
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th May 191429th July 1914Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/399
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th July 191415th January 1917DorisLeading SeamanADM188/399
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th January 191730th April 1917Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/399
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 19177th January 1918Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/399
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th January 191818th June 1920CentaurPetty OfficerADM188/399
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th June 19205th September 1920Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/399
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th September 19202nd November 1920ImpregnablePetty OfficerADM188/399
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd November 192030th June 1921Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/399
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 19216th October 1921Victory XI (Cherwell)Petty OfficerADM188/399
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th October 192121st June 1922Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/399
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd June 192210th May 1925HoodPetty OfficerADM188/399
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th May 19256th January 1926HoodChief Petty OfficerADM188/399
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 192624th December 1926Vivid IChief Petty OfficerADM188/399
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th September 19383rd October 1938Drake I I (Mob)Chief Petty OfficerADM188/399
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th June 194030th June 1940Drake IChief Petty OfficerADM363/254
1st July 194021st November 1944RaleighChief Petty OfficerADM363/254
22nd November 1944Indefinite releaseChief Petty OfficerADM363/254


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
ADM188/399 via WW1 Lives at Sea