-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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William Charles Usherwood

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Date of birth: 19th August 1887
Place of birth: Staplehurst, Kent, England
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: 223506
Joined Hood: 1st January 1925 (Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 9th November 1925 (Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
17th November 190226th November 1902ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th November 190213th December 1903LionBoy 2nd ClassADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th December 190313th April 1904LionBoy 1st ClassADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th April 190414th June 1904Boscawen IIIBoy 1st ClassADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th June 190426th January 1905JupiterBoy 1st ClassADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th January 19053rd March 1905PembrokeBoy 1st ClassADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th March 190518th August 1905DiademBoy 1st ClassADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th August 19059th June 1906DiademOrdinary SeamanADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th June 19068th April 1907DiademAble SeamanADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th April 19075th July 1907Pembroke IAble SeamanADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th July 19073rd January 1908ActaeonAble SeamanADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th January 190812th February 1908PembrokeAble SeamanADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th February 19086th June 1909ThetisAble SeamanADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th June 19096th December 1909ThetisLeading SeamanADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th December 19091st November 1912IphigeniaLeading SeamanADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd November 191215th November 1912Pembroke ILeading SeamanADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th November 191210th March 1913ActaeonLeading SeamanADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th March 191327th March 1913Pembroke ILeading SeamanADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th March 191317th June 1914HeclaLeading SeamanADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th June 19142nd May 1916Woolwich (Phoenix)Leading SeamanADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd May 191615th September 1916PembrokeLeading SeamanADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th September 191616th September 1916PenelopeLeading SeamanADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th September 191614th February 1917PembrokeLeading SeamanADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th February 19176th October 1917Dido (Surprise)Leading SeamanADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th October 191721st December 1917PembrokeLeading SeamanADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd December 191731st December 1917DominionLeading SeamanADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 19184th April 1918DominionPetty OfficerADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th April 19183rd February 1919CommonwealthPetty OfficerADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th February 191911th November 1919Pembroke IPetty OfficerADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th November 19191st January 1920Colleen George AndrewsPetty OfficerADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd January 192022nd September 1920Pembroke IPetty OfficerADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd September 192031st December 1920Hecla (Sybille)Petty OfficerADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 19217th December 1922Hecla (Retriever)Petty OfficerADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th December 19222nd September 1923Columbine (Verdun)Petty OfficerADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd September 19233rd December 1923Columbne (Verdun)Petty OfficerADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th December 19237th April 1924Pembroke IPetty OfficerADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th April 192431st December 1924Columbine (St Cyrus)Petty OfficerADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 19259th November 1925Hood (St Cyrus)Petty OfficerADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th November 19258th December 1925Pembroke IPetty OfficerADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th December 19257th January 1927Columbine (Bruce)Petty OfficerADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th January 192718th August 1927Pembroke IPetty OfficerADM188/394
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th December 19398th January 1940Pembroke IPetty OfficerADM363/191
9th January 19406th February 1940WildfirePetty OfficerADM363/191
7th February 194025th April 1941Pembroke IPetty OfficerADM363/191
26th April 19418th December 1942Wildfire (Queenborough)Petty OfficerADM363/191
9th December 1942Shore demobilisedPetty OfficerADM363/191


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