-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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Walter Charles John Murch

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Date of birth: 14th September 1897
Place of birth: Exmouth, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: Training Ship Warspite
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: J28467
Joined Hood: 15th May 1923 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood: 6th January 1926 (Leading Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
11th November 191320th June 1914PowerfulBoy 2nd ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st June 191413th July 1914PowerfulBoy 1st ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th July 19141st August 1914CrescentBoy 1st ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd August 19146th October 1914Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th October 191413th September 1915DonegalBoy 1st ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th September 191529th May 1916DonegalOrdinary SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th May 191626th July 1916DonegalAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th July 19164th May 1917Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th May 19171st September 1919RamilliesAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd September 191927th October 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th October 191931st January 1920BenbowAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 192012th September 1921BenbowLeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th September 192130th September 1921BlenheimLeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 192127th October 1921Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th October 192122nd February 1923ImpregnableLeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd February 192314th May 1923Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 19236th January 1926HoodLeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 192620th August 1928Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st August 192831st March 1931Egmont (Wren)Leading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 193111th April 1932Vivid II-IVLeading SeamanADM363/97
12th April 193231st May 1933RodneyLeading SeamanADM363/97
1st June 193331st May 1934RodneyActing Petty OfficerADM363/97
1st June 193420th August 1935RodneyPetty OfficerADM363/97
19th January 193531st May 1936FalmouthPetty OfficerADM363/97
21st August 193518th January 1935Drake IPetty OfficerADM363/97
1st June 193611th December 1936FalmouthPetty OfficerADM363/97
12th December 193612th September 1937Drake IPetty OfficerADM363/97
13th September 193727th September 1938Shore PensionedPetty OfficerADM363/97
28th September 19382nd October 1938Drake IPetty OfficerADM363/97
3rd October 193830th July 1939DemobilisedPetty OfficerADM363/97
15th June 193914th June 1939Drake IIPetty OfficerADM363/97
15th June 193925th August 1939Shore (Medically unfit)Petty OfficerADM363/97
31st July 19399th August 1939Drake IPetty OfficerADM363/97
10th August 193914th June 1939Shore releasedPetty OfficerADM363/97
26th August 193920th November 1939Drake IPetty OfficerADM363/97
21st November 193914th September 1945LochnivarPetty OfficerADM363/97
15th September 1945Released in Class APetty OfficerADM363/97


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
ADM188/703 via WW1 Lives at Sea