-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 Bickell

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Date of birth: 14th April 1885
Place of birth: Plymouth , Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: Errand boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Regulating Petty Officer
Service Number: 211408
Joined Hood: 1st April 1920 (Regulating Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 9th August 1921 (Regulating Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
3rd September 190012th June 1901ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th June 19016th February 1902ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th February 190218th February 1902AgincourtBoy 1st ClassADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th February 190216th May 1902BenbowBoy 1st ClassADM188/369
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17th May 19024th June 1902VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th June 190213th April 1903AriadneBoy 1st ClassADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th April 19032nd March 1905AriadneOrdinary SeamanADM188/369
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3rd March 190511th August 1905AriadneAble SeamanADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th August 190512th May 1906VividAble SeamanADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th May 190614th December 1908QueenAble SeamanADM188/369
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15th December 190827th September 1909Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th September 19093rd October 1910DefianceAble SeamanADM188/369
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4th October 191017th January 1912GloucesterAble SeamanADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th January 191230th June 1912GloucesterLeading SeamanADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191216th December 1912ExmouthLeading SeamanADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th December 191228th February 1913DreadnoughtLeading SeamanADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 19131st July 1914DreadnoughtPetty OfficerADM188/369
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2nd July 191429th July 1914Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/369
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30th July 19145th August 1914JupiterPetty OfficerADM188/369
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6th August 19146th August 1915AgincourtPetty OfficerADM188/369
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7th August 19159th August 1915Victory ILeading SeamanADM188/369
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10th August 191525th January 1916Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th January 191614th July 1916ConstanceLeading SeamanADM188/369
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15th July 191622nd September 1916ConstanceShips CorporalADM188/369
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23rd September 191631st October 1916Vivid IShips CorporalADM188/369
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1st November 191625th April 1919DevonshireShips CorporalADM188/369
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26th April 191921st May 1919DevonshireRegulating Petty OfficerADM188/369
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22nd May 191930th June 1919Vivid IRegulating Petty OfficerADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191912th February 1920Vivid IIIRegulating Petty OfficerADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th February 192031st March 1920LionRegulating Petty OfficerADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 19209th August 1921HoodRegulating Petty OfficerADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th August 192131st March 1922Vivid IIIRegulating Petty OfficerADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192210th June 1923Vivid IIRegulating Petty OfficerADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th June 192315th August 1924ValiantRegulating Petty OfficerADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th August 19241st September 1924ValiantMaster at ArmsADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd September 192413th April 1925ImpregnableMaster at ArmsADM188/369
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/369 via WW1 Lives at Sea