-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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Francis Edgar Wenham

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Date of birth: 10th November 1897
Place of birth: Swindon, Wiltshire, England
Previous occupation: Tobacco Works
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: J28232
Joined Hood: 1st November 1924 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood: 28th August 1927 (Leading Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
25th October 191313th May 1914ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th May 191414th May 1914ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 191427th November 1914GibraltarBoy 1st ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th November 19148th December 1914Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th December 191431st August 1915AmbroseBoy 1st ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 191520th October 1915AmbroseOrdinary SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st October 191517th December 1915Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th December 19151st November 1916VengeanceOrdinary SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th January 19165th March 1917VengeanceAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th March 191723rd June 1917Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th June 191723rd November 1917Leander (Sylvia)Able SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th November 191714th February 1918Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th February 191830th June 1918Woolwich (Vesper)Able SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191831st March 1919Columbine (Vesper)Able SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 191931st December 1919Sandhurst (Vesper)Able SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 192025th August 1920Columbine (Vesper)Able SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th August 192025th October 1920Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th October 19208th February 1923King George VAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th February 192310th April 1923Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th April 19234th September 1923Woolwich (Saumarez)Able SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th September 192314th September 1924Woolwich (Saumarez)Leading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th September 192419th September 1924Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th September 192431st October 1924Vivid II (Saumarez)Leading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 192428th August 1927HoodLeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th August 19279th November 1927Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials

Sources
ADM188/703 via WW1 Lives at Sea