-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 Wiffin

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Date of birth: 8th June 1898
Place of birth: Bantry, County Cork, Ireland
Previous occupation: Greenwich School Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J28571
Joined Hood: 15th May 1923 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 6th January 1926 (Able Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
20th November 191331st July 1914GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st August 191429th October 1914GangesBoy 1st ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th October 19144th December 1914Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th December 19147th January 1916GloucesterBoy 1st ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th January 191614th March 1916Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th March 191628th April 1916GloucesterBoy 1st ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th April 191625th October 1916GloucesterOrdinary SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th October 191619th March 1919GloucesterAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th March 191930th June 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191916th August 1919Vivid III (Acacia)Able SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th August 191927th October 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th October 191931st March 1921BenbowAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192131st July 1921Emperor of IndiaAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st August 192115th August 1921MonarchAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th August 192126th September 1921Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th September 19219th February 1923Woolwich (Grenville)Able SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th February 192316th April 1923Woolwich (Sylph)Able SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th April 192314th May 1923Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 19236th January 1926HoodAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 192621st October 1927Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd October 192731st December 1927Vivid II (Romola)Able SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 192824th May 1928Carysfort (Romola)Able SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th May 19284th July 1928Carysfort (Taurus)Able SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th July 19283rd September 1928Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th September 192817th March 1931EmeraldAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th March 193114th April 1931Vivid I-IIIAble SeamanADM363/49
15th April 193130th November 1931BritanniaAble SeamanADM363/49
1st December 19314th December 1931Vivid IAble SeamanADM363/49
5th December 193128th August 1933FuriousAble SeamanADM363/49
17th December 193131st December 1935Tamar II (Decoy)Able SeamanADM363/49
29th August 193330th November 1933Comus (Broke)Able SeamanADM363/49
1st December 193323rd January 1934Caledon (Broke)Able SeamanADM363/49
24th January 193421st February 1934Drake IAble SeamanADM363/49
22nd February 193416th December 1931Tamar II (Witch)Able SeamanADM363/49
1st January 193630th June 1936Norfolk III (Decoy)Able SeamanADM363/49
1st July 193616th October 1936Tamar II (Decoy)Able SeamanADM363/49
17th October 19365th January 1937Drake IAble SeamanADM363/49
6th January 193723rd February 1937Columbo (Calypso)Able SeamanADM363/49
24th February 19374th March 1937Drake IAble SeamanADM363/49
5th March 193731st December 1937NewcastleAble SeamanADM363/49
1st January 19386th June 1938Drake IAble SeamanADM363/49
7th June 193824th September 1939Shore PensionedAble SeamanADM363/49
25th September 193916th February 1941CiliciaAble SeamanADM363/49
17th February 194129th December 1942Drake IAble SeamanADM363/49
Unrecorded31st December 1942BrambleAble SeamanADM363/49


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/704 via WW1 Lives at Sea