-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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Charles Henry Wilcox

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Date of birth: 19th October 1897
Place of birth: Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales
Previous occupation: Errand Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J29168
Joined Hood First time: 1st April 1920 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood First time: 6th January 1922 (Able Seaman)
Joined Hood Second time: 15th May 1923 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood Second time: 6th January 1926 (Able Seaman)





Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
3rd January 19142nd October 1914ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd October 191416th January 1915ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th January 19154th February 1915TigerBoy 1st ClassADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th February 191516th February 1916TigerOrdinary SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th February 19167th July 1916TigerAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th July 191627th September 1916VividAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th September 191623rd May 1917Wallington (Quail)Able SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd July 191720th August 1917Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st August 19172nd May 1918King AlfredAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd May 191820th September 1918Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st September 19184th October 1918Vivid I (Cells)Able SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th October 19181st November 1918Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd November 191815th February 1919Greenwich (Somme)Able SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th February 191913th November 1919Diligence (Somme)Able SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th November 191919th November 1919Hecla (Somme)Able SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th November 191929th February 1920Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 192031st March 1920Crescent (Hood)Able SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 19206th January 1922HoodAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 192214th May 1923Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 19236th January 1926HoodAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 192617th January 1927Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th January 19271st September 1927Egmont II (Montrose)Able SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd September 192718th October 1927Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials

Sources
ADM188/705 via WW1 Lives at Sea