-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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Charles Henry Taylor

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Date of birth: 26th May 1887
Place of birth: Devonport, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: Butcher's Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Yeoman of Signals
Service Number: 224193
Joined Hood: 7th January 1922 (Yeoman of Signals)
Left Hood: 3rd January 1926 (Chief Yeoman of Signals)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
26th January 19034th November 1903ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th November 190324th February 1904ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th February 190413th May 1904VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th May 190425th May 1905DonegalBoy 1st ClassADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th May 190530th October 1905DonegalSignalmanADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st October 190526th February 1906Vivid ISignalmanADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th February 190620th January 1907ThistleSignalmanADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st January 190730th September 1907ThistleQualified SignalmanADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 190710th March 1908ThistleSignalmanADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th March 19086th May 1908Royal ArthurSignalmanADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th May 190817th August 1908Vivid ISignalmanADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th August 19089th August 1909MajesticSignalmanADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th August 19099th November 1910New ZealandSignalmanADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th November 191031st July 1911New ZealandLeading SignalmanADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st August 191111th November 1911Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th November 191129th October 1912Vivid IILeading SignalmanADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th October 191224th February 1913Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th February 191310th February 1915ConquerorLeading SignalmanADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th February 19159th June 1915Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th June 191522nd July 1916CleopatraLeading SignalmanADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd July 19168th August 1916Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th August 191620th January 1917Vivid IYeoman of SignalsADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st January 19171st May 1918DorisYeoman of SignalsADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd May 191829th June 1918PyramusYeoman of SignalsADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th June 19186th November 1918Vivid IYeoman of SignalsADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th November 191812th January 1921TamarYeoman of SignalsADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th January 19216th January 1922Vivid IYeoman of SignalsADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 19224th February 1924HoodYeoman of SignalsADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th February 19243rd January 1926HoodChief Yeoman of SignalsADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th January 192612th November 1926Victory IChief Yeoman of SignalsADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th November 192625th May 1927Vivid IChief Yeoman of SignalsADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th September 19383rd October 1938Drake I (Mob)ADM188/295
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd October 193827th August 1939Drank I-IChief Yeoman of SignalsADM363/194
28th August 193919th October 1940Drake IChief Yeoman of SignalsADM363/194
20th October 194020th June 1941Drake I (Impregnable)Chief Yeoman of SignalsADM363/194
21st June 19417th July 1941Drake IChief Yeoman of SignalsADM363/194
8th July 194119th July 1945President II (Orlock Hill)Chief Yeoman of SignalsADM363/194
20th July 1945Indefinitely releasedChief Yeoman of SignalsADM363/194


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
ADM188/295 via WW1 Lives at Sea