-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 Joseph Shank

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Date of birth: 10th February 1888
Place of birth: Tipton, Staffordshire, England
Previous occupation: School Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: 227640
Joined Hood: 29th August 1925 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 27th August 1928 (Able Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
22nd August 190331st December 1903Black PrinceBoy 2nd ClassADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 190423rd March 1904EmeraldBoy 2nd ClassADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th March 190430th April 1904EmeraldBoy 1st ClassADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 190411th January 1905Boscawen IIBoy 1st ClassADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th January 19054th May 1905GibraltarBoy 1st ClassADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th May 190516th June 1905Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th June 19059th February 1906CornwallisBoy 1st ClassADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th February 190629th November 1907CornwallisOrdinary SeamanADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th November 19073rd June 1908CornwallisAble SeamanADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th June 190827th June 1908Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th June 190827th August 1910TheseusAble SeamanADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th August 19108th December 1910GibraltarAble SeamanADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th December 191013th February 1913PrometheusAble SeamanADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th February 191311th April 1913Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th April 191331st January 1914PresidentAble SeamanADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 19149th May 1914Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th May 191428th July 1914DefianceAble SeamanADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th July 191426th August 1916FalmouthAble SeamanADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th August 191613th September 1916Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th September 191631st January 1918WeymouthAble SeamanADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 19185th April 1918DolphinAble SeamanADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th April 19181st May 1918FearlessAble SeamanADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd May 191821st May 1918SandhurstAble SeamanADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd May 19183rd September 1918FearlessAble SeamanADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th September 191821st February 1919DolphinAble SeamanADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th September 192025th September 1920Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th September 19206th January 1921DefianceAble SeamanADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 192117th October 1921TigerAble SeamanADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th October 192131st December 1921Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 19225th June 1924Columbine (Malcolm)Able SeamanADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th June 19245th September 1924Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th September 19247th August 1925DefianceAble SeamanADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th August 192528th August 1925Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th August 192527th August 1928HoodAble SeamanADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th August 192831st August 1929Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/402
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 192931st August 1929Shore PensionedAble SeamanADM363/269
1st September 192916th November 1930Enrolled in RFRAble SeamanADM363/269
17th November 19308th February 1938VernonAble SeamanADM363/269
9th February 1938Discharged from RFRAble SeamanADM363/269


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/402 via WW1 Lives at Sea