-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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Henry Charles Ketteringham

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Date of birth: 29th March 1901
Place of birth: Camberwell, London, England
Previous occupation: Slater's mate
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer Stoker (Acting)
Service Number: K 55528
Joined Hood: 15th August 1925
Left Hood: 28th August 1927

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
17 March 1919Vivid IIStoker 2nd Class
29 March 191913 May 1919Vivid IIActing Stoker 1st Class
14 May 1919DauntlessActing Stoker 1st Class
1 December 191910 February 1921DauntlessStoker 1st Class
11 February 192117 June 1921Vivid IIStoker 1st Class
18 June 192118 November 1921Pembroke IIStoker 1st Class
19 November 192112 July 1922BluebellStoker 1st Class
13 July 1922DurbanStoker 1st Class

Additional Photos

On the superstructure

No known memorials

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Service Record - National Archives ADM 188/972