-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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Henry William Wheeler

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Date of birth: 9th August 1884
Place of birth: Plymouth, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: Carpenter
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: 209209
Joined Hood: 15th May 1923 (Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 23rd November 1923 (Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
6th April 190020th February 1901ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/365
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21st February 190128th August 1901ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/365
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29th August 19018th October 1901AgincourtBoy 1st ClassADM188/365
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9th October 190117th March 1902NileBoy 1st ClassADM188/365
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18th March 19028th August 1902BulwarkBoy 1st ClassADM188/365
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9th August 19026th April 1904BulwarkOrdinary SeamanADM188/365
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7th April 19042nd January 1905BulwarkAble SeamanADM188/365
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3rd January 190527th February 1905VividAble SeamanADM188/365
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28th February 190526th August 1905Empress of IndiaAble SeamanADM188/365
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27th August 190526th May 1906DefianceAble SeamanADM188/365
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27th May 190620th July 1906Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/365
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21st July 190618th September 1906BlakeAble SeamanADM188/365
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19th September 190619th October 1906Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/365
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20th October 190629th May 1908HannibalAble SeamanADM188/365
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30th May 190827th January 1910OceanAble SeamanADM188/365
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28th January 191016th April 1910Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/365
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17th April 191030th January 1911DefianceAble SeamanADM188/365
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31st January 191118th October 1912LeanderAble SeamanADM188/365
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19th October 191229th October 1912Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/365
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30th October 191223rd July 1914ThundererAble SeamanADM188/365
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24th July 191429th August 1914Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/365
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30th August 19145th October 1914DefianceAble SeamanADM188/365
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6th October 191426th July 1915BenbowAble SeamanADM188/365
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27th July 191510th September 1915Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/365
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11th September 191520th February 1916DefianceAble SeamanADM188/365
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21st February 191615th June 1916DrakeAble SeamanADM188/365
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16th June 191615th July 1917DrakeLeading SeamanADM188/365
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16th July 191713th October 1917DrakePetty Officer (New Series)ADM188/365
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14th October 191727th October 1917Vivid IPetty Officer (New Series)ADM188/365
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28th October 19176th December 1917DefiancePetty Officer (New Series)ADM188/365
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7th December 191724th January 1918Vivid IPetty Officer (New Series)ADM188/365
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25th January 191828th February 1919Blake (Watchman)Petty Officer (New Series)ADM188/365
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1st March 191918th December 1919Greenwich (Watchman)Petty Officer (New Series)ADM188/365
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19th December 19198th December 1920Columbine (Watchman)Petty Officer (New Series)ADM188/365
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9th December 192010th March 1921DefiancePetty OfficerADM188/365
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11th March 19215th July 1921Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/365
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6th July 192131st January 1922Colleen (Tetrarch)Petty OfficerADM188/365
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1st February 19229th April 1923Woolwich (Tetrarch)Petty OfficerADM188/365
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10th April 192314th May 1923Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/365
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15th May 192323rd November 1923HoodPetty OfficerADM188/365
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24th November 19234th December 1923DefiancePetty OfficerADM188/365
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5th December 19235th December 1923Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/365
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6th December 192331st January 1924Glorious (Pegasus)Petty OfficerADM188/365
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1st February 192425th February 1924Dartmouth (Pegasus)Petty OfficerADM188/365
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26th February 192418th March 1924PegasusPetty OfficerADM188/365
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19th March 192425th March 1924DefiancePetty OfficerADM188/365
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26th March 192412th June 1924Woolwich (Rowena)Petty OfficerADM188/365
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13th June 19248th August 1924Impregnable (King George V)Petty OfficerADM188/365
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28th September 19382nd October 1938Drakes II (Mob)Petty Officer PensionerADM188/365
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Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials

Sources
ADM188/365 via WW1 Lives at Sea