-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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John Wellman

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Date of birth: 6th December 1885
Place of birth: Yeovil, Somerset, England
Previous occupation: Smith and Sons Bookstall
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: 219663
Joined Hood: 15th May 1923 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood: 1st September 1926 (Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
18th February 19024th December 1902BoscawenBoy 2nd ClassADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th December 190227th February 1903BoscawenBoy 1st ClassADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th February 19037th May 1903MinotaurBoy 1st ClassADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th May 190319th July 1903AgincourtBoy 1st ClassADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th July 190327th July 1903Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th July 19035th December 1903MontagueBoy 1st ClassADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th December 190330th June 1905MontagueOrdinary SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 190530th October 1905MontagueAble SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st October 19053rd February 1906Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th February 190619th May 1906DefianceAble SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th May 190627th July 1906Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th July 19063rd February 1908ArgyllAble SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th February 19086th May 1908Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th May 190822nd August 1910LeanderAble SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd August 191014th January 1911Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th January 191124th February 1911DefianceAble SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th February 191116th June 1913IndefatigableAble SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th June 191326th August 1913Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th August 191327th February 1914DefianceAble SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th February 191431st October 1914Duke of EdinburghAble SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 191419th December 1917Duke of EdinburghLeading SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th December 191710th July 1918DolphinLeading SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th July 191831st December 1918Dolphin (F 1)Leading SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 191912th February 1919DolphinLeading SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th September 192022nd September 1920VividLeading SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd September 19203rd January 1921DefianceLeading SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th January 192125th May 1922LuciaLeading SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th May 19227th February 1923DefianceLeading SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th February 192316th April 1923King George VLeading SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th April 192314th May 1923Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 19239th January 1924HoodLeading SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th January 19249th January 1925HoodPetty OfficerADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th January 19251st September 1926HoodPetty OfficerADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd September 19261st October 1926Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd October 19264th February 1927Erebus (Pegasus)Petty OfficerADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th February 19272nd July 1927Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th September 19382nd October 1938Drake I I (Mob)Petty Officer PensionerADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials

Sources
ADM188/386 via WW1 Lives at Sea