-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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Walter Charles Whitehead

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Date of birth: 14th November 1887
Place of birth: Weston-super-Mere, Somerset, England
Previous occupation: Footman
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: 228704
Joined Hood: 15th April 1920 (Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 3rd December 1920 (Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
10th December 19033rd August 1904ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th August 19043rd May 1905ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th May 190517th July 1905AriadneBoy 1st ClassADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th July 190510th September 1905Royal ArthurBoy 1st ClassADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th September 190530th October 1905Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st October 190513th November 1905MontaguBoy 1st ClassADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th November 19054th June 1906MontaguOrdinary SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th June 19066th March 1907Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th March 190726th April 1907AmphitriteOrdinary SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th April 190711th November 1907AmphitriteAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th November 190714th December 1909KentAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th December 190925th January 1910NiobeAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th January 19108th April 1910Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th April 191011th January 1911MarsAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th January 191122nd January 1912HiberniaAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd January 19129th February 1914Vivid IIAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th February 19144th August 1914MutineAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th August 19148th February 1915LancasterAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th February 191519th April 1915Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th April 191530th June 1916BellerophonAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191613th September 1918BellerophonLeading SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th September 191815th October 1918Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th October 191831st December 1918CenturionLeading SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 191913th March 1919CenturionPetty OfficerADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th March 191913th May 1919Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th May 191921st October 1919CalliopePetty OfficerADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd October 19199th November 1919Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th November 191916th December 1919Columbine (Volunteer)Petty OfficerADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th December 191914th April 1920Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th April 19203rd December 1920HoodPetty OfficerADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th December 192020th September 1922Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st September 19225th July 1923Columbine (Campbell)Petty OfficerADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th July 19235th September 1923Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th September 19232nd December 1925DurbanPetty OfficerADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd December 192513th May 1926TitaniaPetty OfficerADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th May 192613th November 1927VividPetty OfficerADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th October 193516th October 1936Drake IAble SeamanADM363/278
29th November 193531st August 1936LuciaPetty OfficerADM363/278
1st September 193614th October 1936Drake IPetty OfficerADM363/278
15th October 193628th August 1939Shore: Discharged NCS ExpiredPetty OfficerADM363/278
17th October 193628th November 1935Drake IPetty OfficerADM363/278
29th August 193921st February 1943Drake IPetty OfficerADM363/278
22nd February 1943ReleasedPetty OfficerADM363/278


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/404 via WW1 Lives at Sea