-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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Henry Samuel Battershell

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Date of birth: 23rd July 1886
Place of birth: Plymouth, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: Butcher
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: 229712
Joined Hood: 6th August 1921 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 21st June 1922 (Able Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
23rd February 190423rd May 1904NorthamptonBoy 2nd ClassADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th May 190414th July 1904NorthamptonBoy 1st ClassADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th July 190422nd August 1904CleopatraBoy 1st ClassADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd August 190421st September 1904CleopatraOrdinary SeamanADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd September 190413th October 1904Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th October 190430th November 1904TheseusOrdinary SeamanADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st December 19049th November 1905CornwallOrdinary SeamanADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th November 190531st December 1906CornwallAble SeamanADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 190719th February 1907Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th February 190722nd January 1909ImpregnableAble SeamanADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd January 19093rd May 1911FantomeAble SeamanADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th May 191122nd July 1911EdgarAble SeamanADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd July 19113rd October 1911Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th October 191117th February 1912Vivid IIAble SeamanADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th February 19124th November 1912Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th November 191231st October 1913HeclaAble SeamanADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 191311th December 1913VenusAble SeamanADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th December 191331st December 1913WoolwichAble SeamanADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 191422nd June 1914HeclaAble SeamanADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd June 191428th July 1914Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th July 19141st August 1914VictoryAble SeamanADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd August 191431st December 1915Hecla (Fortune)Able SeamanADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 191616th March 1916Hecla (Hardy)Leading SeamanADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th March 19162nd November 1916Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd November 19161st May 1917MarlboroughLeading SeamanADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd May 191717th April 1918Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th April 191830th April 1918Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 191825th March 1919GorgonAble SeamanADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th May 19194th December 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th December 191914th July 1921Vivid III (Tenacious)Able SeamanADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th July 19215th August 1921Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th August 192121st June 1922HoodAble SeamanADM188/406
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/406 via WW1 Lives at Sea