-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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Harry Bickerstaff

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Date of birth: 16th February 1892
Place of birth: Preston, Lancashire, England
Previous occupation: Brick Setter
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J3998
Joined Hood: 12th May 1922 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 23rd November 1923 (Able Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
16th March 190913th April 1909GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/654
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th April 190914th June 1909Ganges IIBoy 2nd ClassADM188/654
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th June 190914th June 1909Ganges IIBoy 1st ClassADM188/654
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th June 19092nd November 1909CaesarBoy 1st ClassADM188/654
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd November 19097th February 1910SutlejBoy 1st ClassADM188/654
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th February 191015th February 1910BellonaBoy 1st ClassADM188/654
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th February 191018th July 1911BellonaOrdinary SeamanADM188/654
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th July 191125th March 1912BellonaAble SeamanADM188/654
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th March 191211th October 1912Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/654
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th October 19128th August 1913Vivid IIAble SeamanADM188/654
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th August 19131st September 1913Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/654
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd September 191312th January 1915DefenceAble SeamanADM188/654
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th January 191512th February 1915Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/654
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th February 191527th February 1917ColossusAble SeamanADM188/654
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th February 191714th March 1917Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/654
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th March 191718th May 1917ConcordAble SeamanADM188/654
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th May 191729th November 1917ConcordLeading SeamanADM188/654
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th November 191712th December 1917VividLeading SeamanADM188/654
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th December 191719th January 1918CornwallLeading SeamanADM188/654
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th January 19181st August 1921ConcordLeading SeamanADM188/654
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd August 192115th August 1921MonarchAble SeamanADM188/654
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th August 192111th May 1922Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/654
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th May 192223rd November 1923HoodAble SeamanADM188/654
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th November 192328th May 1924Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/654
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th May 192414th January 1926EagleAble SeamanADM188/654
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th January 192614th June 1926Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/654
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th June 192625th January 1927ConcordAble SeamanADM188/654
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th February 192722nd April 1927ConcordAble SeamanADM188/654
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd April 192716th February 1928BarhamAble SeamanADM188/654
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th February 19281st January 1929Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/654
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 192929th December 1929RodneyAble SeamanADM363/417
30th December 192924th January 1930Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/417
25th January 193015th April 1930RodneyAble SeamanADM363/417
16th April 19304th September 1930Vivid I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/417
5th September 19304th September 1931RodneyAble SeamanADM363/417
5th September 193129th May 1932Vivid IAble SeamanADM363/417
30th May 193230th July 1939Shore - PensionedAble SeamanADM363/417
31st July 193927th October 1939OspreyAble SeamanADM363/417
28th October 193917th December 1939Drake IAble SeamanADM363/417
18th December 193921st January 1940RUNAble SeamanADM363/417
22nd January 19405th April 1940Victory IAble SeamanADM363/417
6th April 1940Services no longer requiredAble SeamanADM363/417


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/654 via WW1 Lives at Sea
ADM363/417 (Ancestry)