-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 Ernest Sherrell

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Date of birth: 3rd June 1898
Place of birth: Plympton, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: Farm Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J28231
Joined Hood: 1st April 1920 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 5th January 1923 (Able 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 19141st August 1914GibraltarBoy 1st ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd August 191419th August 1914Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th August 19142nd June 1916ErinBoy 1st ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd June 191613th December 1916ErinOrdinary SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th December 191630th June 1918ErinAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191813th February 1919DefianceAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th February 191930th June 1919Apollo (Larne)Able SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191927th November 1919Gibraltar [...]Able SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th November 191913th December 1919Apollo [...]Able SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th December 191929th February 1920Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 192031st March 1920Crescent (Hood)Able SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 19205th January 1923HoodAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th January 19236th April 1923DefianceAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th April 192315th June 1924Woolwich (Grenville)Able SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th June 192424th June 1924Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th June 192430th November 1925DiligenceAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st December 192517th December 1925Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th December 192515th April 1926Thunderer (Weymouth)Able SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th April 192615th October 1926Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th October 192611th March 1927DefianceAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th March 192730th May 1927Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st May 192731st December 1927Vivid II (Sesame)Able SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 192828th March 1928Carysfort (Sesame)Able SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th March 19282nd June 1928Vivid IAble 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