-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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Edward Seal

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Date of birth: 20th July 1884
Place of birth: Saltash, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: 217454
Joined Hood: 1st April 1920 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 6th January 1922 (Able Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
30th September 190119th December 1901NorthamptonBoy 2nd ClassADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th December 190129th December 1901CleopatraBoy 2nd ClassADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th December 190124th February 1902CleopatraBoy 1st ClassADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th February 190211th March 1902VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th March 190219th July 1902NileBoy 1st ClassADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th July 190211th March 1903NileOrdinary SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th March 190317th February 1904Royal OakOrdinary SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th February 190426th April 1904Royal OakAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th April 19047th May 1904Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th May 19044th October 1904CambridgeAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th October 190419th November 1904CambridgeAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th November 190431st December 1904VividAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 190511th February 1907BulwarkAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th February 19073rd April 1907Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th April 190718th December 1907AndromedaAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th December 19073rd February 1908EuropaAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th February 19087th February 1910ArgyllAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th February 19108th August 1910VividAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th August 191019th August 1910Pembroke IAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th August 191010th November 1912BlakeAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th November 191219th January 1913Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th January 191330th June 1914CollingwoodAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191429th July 1914Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th July 191427th November 1914GibraltarAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th November 19141st May 1915Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd May 191530th January 1918BellerophonAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st January 19186th June 1918Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th June 19183rd February 1919Apollo (Morning Star)Able SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th February 191924th February 1919Vivid (Morning Star)Able SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th February 19196th March 1919Apollo (Morning Star)Able SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th March 191925th April 1919Columbine (Morning Star)Able SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th April 191911th July 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th July 19195th December 1919Vivid III (Cuckoo)Able SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th December 191929th February 1920Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 192031st March 1920Crescent (Hood)Able SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 19206th January 1922HoodAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 192211th April 1922Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th April 192217th April 1923Defiance (Wakeful)Able SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th April 192315th June 1923Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th June 192331st March 1924SandhurstAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192415th May 1924DiligenceAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th May 192426th July 1924Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/381 via WW1 Lives at Sea