-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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Richard John Branch

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Date of birth: 29th October 1886
Place of birth: Ilfracombe, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: Training ship boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Yeoman of Signals
Service Number: 223327
Joined Hood: 1st April 1920 (Yeoman of Signals)
Left Hood: 2nd January 1921 (Yeoman of Signals)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
5th November 190219th August 1903mpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th August 190327th January 1904ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th January 190419th April 1904VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th April 19042nd October 1904TenedosBoy 1st ClassADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd October 190420th October 1904Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st October 190426th October 1904HermioneBoy 1st ClassADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th October 190417th November 1904HermioneSignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th November 19043rd September 1905HyacinthSignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th September 190520th April 1906HyacinthQualified SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st April 19068th June 1906Vivid IQualified SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th June 19069th July 1907DorisQualified SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th July 190723rd August 1907CrescentQualified SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th August 190730th September 1907FloraQualified SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 190720th January 1908FloraSignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st January 19086th September 1909FloraLeading SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th February 19109th June 1910ImpregnableLeading SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th June 191025th March 1912BellonaLeading SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th March 19129th November 1912Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th November 19126th December 1912LionLeading SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th December 191217th July 1913LionSignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th July 191321st April 1915LionLeading SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd April 191531st March 1920LionYeoman of SignalsADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 19202nd January 1921HoodYeoman of SignalsADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd January 192231st January 1924Columbine (Malcolm)Yeoman of SignalsADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 19245th June 1924Columbine (Malcolm)Yeoman of SignalsADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th June 192414th December 1924Vivid IYeoman of SignalsADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th December 192421st August 1926DelhiYeoman of SignalsADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd August 19262nd December 1926Vivid IYeoman of SignalsADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/393 via WW1 Lives at Sea