-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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John Dixon Swinney

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Date of birth: 27th October 1897
Place of birth: Old Nachar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Previous occupation: Joiner (not indentured)
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer Telegraphist
Service Number: J28590
Joined Hood: 1st January 1925 (Acting Petty Officer Telegraphist)
Left Hood: 12th November 1926 (Petty Officer Telegraphist)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
27th November 19136th March 1914GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th March 191429th May 1914ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th May 191414th October 1914ImpregnableBoy TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th October 191417th November 1914VernonBoy TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th November 191415th April 1915VindictiveBoy TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th April 191526th April 1915GloucesterBoy TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th April 19151st May 1915GloucesterOrdinary TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd May 19159th September 1915EuropaOrdinary TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th September 191531st December 1915EuropaTelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 191630th March 1917HussarTelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st March 19171st August 1917HussarLeading TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd August 191714th February 1918Whitby AbbeyLeading TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th February 191810th April 1918Vivid ILeading TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th April 191820th May 1918DefianceLeading TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st May 191830th June 1918Vivid ILeading TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191819th February 1919Hecla II (Abid Jabrick)Leading TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th February 19197th June 1919Vivid ILeading TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th June 191912th January 1921TamarLeading TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th January 192131st March 1921Vivid ILeading TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192130th June 1921CarysfortLeading TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 192110th October 1921GloriousLeading TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th October 192131st December 1923CarysfortLeading TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 192430th January 1924Vivid ILeading TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st January 192431st March 1924Heather (as School)Leading TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192422nd April 1924OspreyLeading TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd April 192414th July 1924OspreyActing Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th July 192415th October 1924Vivid IActing Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th October 192425th November 1924Victory IActing Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th November 19242nd December 1924Vivid IActing Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd December 192431st December 1924Resolution (Snapdragon)Acting Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 192522nd April 1925Hood (Snapdragon)Acting Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd April 192512th November 1926Hood (Snapdragon)Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th November 19265th May 1927Vivid IPetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th May 192725th September 1929DunedinPetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th January 193027th April 1931Vivid I-IIPetty Officer TelegraphistADM363/49
28th April 193127th May 1931Vivid I-IPetty Officer TelegraphistADM363/49
28th May 19312nd May 1933TamarPetty Officer TelegraphistADM363/49
3rd May 193315th June 1933VindictivePetty Officer TelegraphistADM363/49
16th June 193317th July 1933Vivid IPetty Officer TelegraphistADM363/49
18th July 19338th August 1934Victory IPetty Officer TelegraphistADM363/49
9th August 193427th December 1934Victory IChief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM363/49
28th December 193414th January 1935BarhamChief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM363/49
15th January 19357th March 1935Drake IChief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM363/49
8th March 19359th June 1937DunedinChief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM363/49
10th June 193725th October 1937Victory IChief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM363/49
26th October 193730th July 1939PensionedChief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM363/49
31st July 19394th October 1939Drake IV (Montrose)Chief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM363/49
5th October 19399th December 1940Drake IChief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM363/49
10th December 194019th December 1940Victory IChief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM363/49
20th December 194019th August 1941Spartiate (Duke of York)Chief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM363/49
20th August 19413rd October 1945Victory IChief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM363/49
4th October 1945Released in Class AChief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM363/49


Additional Photographs
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Memorials
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