-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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Ernest William Battrick

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Date of birth: 3rd June 1887
Place of birth: Poole, Dorset, England
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: 230543
Joined Hood: 5th May 1920 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 31st August 1921 (Able Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
5th April 190425th August 1904Pembroke IBoy 2nd ClassADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th August 190424th September 1904NorthamptonBoy 2nd ClassADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th September 190412th October 1904NorthamptonBoy 1st ClassADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th October 190419th January 1905CalliopeBoy 1st ClassADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th January 190527th February 1905HannibalBoy 1st ClassADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th February 19058th May 1905Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th May 19052nd June 1905CanopusBoy 1st ClassADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd June 19058th August 1905CanopusOrdinary SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th August 190512th March 1906New ZealandOrdinary SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th March 190610th October 1906DiamondOrdinary SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th October 190610th June 1907New ZealandOrdinary SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th June 19079th August 1909New ZealandAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th August 190920th August 1909Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st August 19097th August 1911ForthAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th August 191115th September 1911GibraltarAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th September 19115th June 1912CambrianAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th June 191212th December 1912PegasusAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th December 191216th April 1913Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th April 19132nd September 1913DefianceAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd September 191330th June 1915DartmouthAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191512th August 1915Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th August 191531st March 1916Dido (Meteor)Able SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 191610th September 1916Dido (Minos)Able SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th September 191619th February 1918Dido (Melpomene)Able SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th February 19188th March 1918Vivid I (Satyr)Able SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th March 191816th May 1918DefianceAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th May 19182nd September 1918LondonAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd September 19186th September 1918Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th September 191810th February 1919DefianceAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th February 191918th March 1920New ZealandAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th March 192026th April 1920Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th April 19204th May 1920CurlewAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th May 192031st August 1921HoodAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 19218th September 1921VividAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th September 192112th April 1922OrionAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th April 19224th May 1922Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th May 19225th September 1924ValiantAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th September 192416th September 1924Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th September 19249th March 1925Victory XI (Burslem)Able SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th March 192521st April 1925Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd April 192529th April 1927HoodAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th April 192716th June 1927Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/408 via WW1 Lives at Sea