-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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Bertie Alderman

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Date of birth: 25th May 1890
Place of birth: Portscath, Cornwall, England
Previous occupation: Fishing
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: 236891
Joined Hood: 15th May 1921 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 14th May 1923 (Able Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
20th September 1927Queen ElizabethAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd July 19061st May 1907ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd May 190715th May 1907ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th May 19076th September 1907HogueBoy 1st ClassADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th September 19077th October 1907Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th October 190724th May 1908HiberniaBoy 1st ClassADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th May 19084th January 1909HiberniaOrdinary SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th January 19096th September 1909HannibalOrdinary SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th September 190928th February 1910HannibalAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 19104th August 1910VanguardAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th August 191027th March 1912VanguardAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th March 191222nd April 1913Vivid IAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th April 19136th September 1913Vivid IAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th September 191324th November 1913DefianceAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th November 191330th September 1915ColossusAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 19153rd November 1915ColossusLeading SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th November 191525th November 1915ColossusAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th November 19158th January 1916Vivid IAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th January 191629th February 1916DefianceAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 191610th April 1916EagleAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th April 191628th July 1916Vivid IAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th July 191630th April 1917Q 11Able SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 19176th June 1917TamariskAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th June 191728th July 1917Vivid IAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th July 19174th September 1917DefianceAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th September 191731st October 1917MelbourneAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 191728th July 1918MelbourneLeading SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th July 19181st October 1918MelbourneAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd October 191811th June 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th June 191931st December 1919CaesarAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 192021st February 1920EgmontAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd February 192029th February 1920CeresAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 192027th May 1920Vivid IAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th April 192114th May 1921Vivid IAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 192114th May 1923HoodAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 19234th September 1923Vivid IAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th September 192331st March 1924Woolwich (Strenuous)Able SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192424th September 1924Woolwich (Seafire)Able SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th September 192424th October 1925FrobisherAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th October 19254th March 1926Vivid IAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th March 192615th August 1926DefianceAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th August 192612th September 1926Vivid IAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th September 1926MalayaAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st September 19279th November 1927Vivid IAble SeamanADM 188/420
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials

Sources
ADM 188/420 via WW1 Lives at Sea