-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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Alfred John Wheeler

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Date of birth: 30th April 1887
Place of birth: Devonport, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: Telegraph Messenger's Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: 225734
Joined Hood: 7th January 1926 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 2nd May 1927 (Able Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
6th April 190325th November 1903ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th November 190331st August 1904ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 19049th January 1905Boscawen IIIBoy 1st ClassADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th January 190531st March 1905CambridgeBoy 1st ClassADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 190529th April 1905TheseusBoy 1st ClassADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th April 19054th December 1905TheseusOrdinary SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th December 190518th April 1906CaesarOrdinary SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th April 190627th May 1907CaesarAble SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th May 190713th July 1907Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th July 19074th November 1907CambridgeAble SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th November 190729th May 1908Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th May 190827th January 1910OceanAble SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th January 191028th February 1910Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 191027th March 1912VanguardAble SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th March 191225th September 1912Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th September 19121st September 1913ImpregnableAble SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd September 191330th June 1915DartmouthAble SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191530th September 1915EgmontAble SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 19154th August 1916DartmouthAble SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th August 19165th May 1917Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th May 191731st July 1917Blake (Ossory)Able SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st August 191730th September 1917Vulcan (Ossory)Able SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 191720th December 1918Hecla (Ossory)Able SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st December 191829th January 1919Vivid II (Ossory)Able SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th January 191922nd March 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th July 191918th August 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th August 191930th September 1919Hecla (Taurus)Able SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 191915th October 1919Apollo (Taurus)Able SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th October 191910th November 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th November 19193rd May 1922Columbine (Veteran)Able SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th May 19229th June 1922Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th June 192213th August 1924RevengeAble SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th August 19246th January 1926Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 19262nd May 1927HoodAble SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd May 192731st August 1927Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th September 19386th October 1938DefianceAble SeamanADM188/398
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/398 via WW1 Lives at Sea