-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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Joseph Forrester Bickley

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Date of birth: 31st August 1886
Place of birth: Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Previous occupation: Waiter
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: 222925
Joined Hood: 1st April 1920 (Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 14th May 1923 (Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
4th October 19025th August 1903Black PrinceBoy 2nd ClassADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th August 190331st December 1903Black PrinceBoy 1st ClassADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 190424th February 1904EmeraldBoy 1st ClassADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th February 190424th April 1904Boscawen IIIBoy 1st ClassADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th April 190430th August 1904Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st August 190419th December 1904Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th December 190425th October 1905EssexOrdinary SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th October 190523rd March 1906EssexAble SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th March 190619th May 1906Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th May 19063rd November 1906CambridgeAble SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th November 19069th January 1907Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th January 190715th March 1907SpartiateAble SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th March 19074th March 1909SnipeAble SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th March 190928th May 1909HawkeAble SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th May 190923rd August 1910VividAble SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th August 191010th January 1912CornwallAble SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th January 191231st March 1914VividAble SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 191431st July 1914Blake (Ruby)Able SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st August 191417th November 1915Blake (Ruby)Leading SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th November 191531st December 1915Vivid II (Ruby)Leading SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 19166th August 1916Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th August 191621st August 1917King AlfredLeading SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd August 19175th November 1917Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th November 191730th December 1917Apollo (Pasley)Leading SeamanADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st December 191730th May 1918Apollo (Pasley)Petty OfficerADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st May 191826th May 1919Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th May 191919th October 1919ImpregnablePetty OfficerADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th October 191929th February 1920Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 192031st March 1920Crescent (Hood)Petty OfficerADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192014th May 1923HoodPetty OfficerADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 192319th February 1924Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th February 192418th April 1926ImpregnablePetty OfficerADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th April 19263rd May 1926ImpregnableChief Petty OfficerADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th May 192630th August 1926Vivid IChief Petty OfficerADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th November 19261st January 1929President (Ulster Rnvr)Chief Petty OfficerADM188/392
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/392 via WW1 Lives at Sea