-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 Malster

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Date of birth: 18th June 1886
Place of birth: Fulham, London, England
Previous occupation: T.S. Arethusa
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: 220015
Joined Hood First time: 3rd August 1921 (Petty Officer Gunner)
Left Hood First time: 14th May 1923 (Petty Officer Gunner)
Joined Hood First time: 3rd August 1921
Left Hood First time: 14th May 1923





Biographical Information: Charles Malster's service in Hood came to light when he was named in a photo of the HMS Hood Boys' Cutter team, Atlantic Fleet squadron winners 1921. Charles was the PO in charge of that team. Later promoted to Chief Petty Officer, he left the RN in 1926, rejoined for a few months in 1927 and again for just a few days in 1938, in the run-up to World War II. He is believed to have died in Islington, London, in mid 1952, at the age of 65.



History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
18th March 190210th December 1902ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th December 190228th August 1903ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th August 190323rd November 1903AgincourtBoy 1st ClassADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th November 19036th April 1904BenbowBoy 1st ClassADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th April 190417th June 1904RussellBoy 1st ClassADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th June 19046th June 1905RussellOrdinary SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th June 190522nd June 1908RussellAble SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd June 190819th February 1909Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th February 19097th February 1910Vivid IIAble SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th February 19104th March 1912ArgyllAble SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th March 19127th August 1912Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th August 19129th August 1912Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th August 191230th January 1913Victory ILeading SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st January 19135th February 1913Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th February 19132nd July 1913OrionLeading SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd July 191321st December 1913DonegalLeading SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd December 191320th January 1914Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st January 191427th February 1914BellerophonLeading SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th February 19142nd March 1914Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd March 191431st March 1916Duke of EdinburghLeading SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 19163rd August 1918Duke of EdinburghPetty OfficerADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th August 19183rd December 1918Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th December 191831st December 1919Vivid IPetty Officer GunnerADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 192029th October 1920Victory IPetty Officer GunnerADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th October 19202nd August 1921Vivid IPetty Officer GunnerADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd August 192114th May 1923HoodPetty Officer GunnerADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 192314th August 1923Vivid IPetty Officer GunnerADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th August 192315th January 1924Victory IPetty Officer GunnerADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th January 192423rd February 1924BritanniaPetty Officer GunnerADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th February 192429th July 1924BritanniaChief Petty OfficerADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th July 192430th September 1924Vivid IChief Petty OfficerADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 19247th June 1926ImpregnableChief Petty OfficerADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd July 19263rd July 1926Vivid IPetty OfficerADM362/19
4th July 192630th October 1928ImpregnablePetty OfficerADM362/19
31st October 192827th September 1938Shore own requestPetty OfficerADM362/19
28th September 19383rd October 1938Drake IChief Petty OfficerADM362/19
4th October 1938DemobilisedChief Petty OfficerADM362/19


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/387 via WW1 Lives at Sea