-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 Francis Brown

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Date of birth: 5th December 1887
Place of birth: Port Isaac, Cornwall, England
Previous occupation: Seaman TS Mount Edgcombe
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: 228769
Joined Hood: 22nd August 1925 (Acting Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 27th August 1928 (Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
30th November 190329th June 1904ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th June 190412th January 1905ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th January 190530th April 1905St GeorgeBoy 1st ClassADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 190517th June 1905VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th June 19054th December 1905CornwallisBoy 1st ClassADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th December 190528th April 1907CornwallisOrdinary SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th April 19078th August 1910CornwallisAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th August 191031st January 1911Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 19112nd August 1912BellerophonAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th September 191219th January 1913BellerophonAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th January 191325th January 1913Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th January 191320th June 1913Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st June 191312th January 1916AustraliaAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th January 191628th April 1916AustraliaLeading SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th April 19167th July 1916AustraliaAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th July 19164th August 1916Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th August 191614th September 1916Hma Depot LondonAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th September 191619th October 1916Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th October 191631st August 1917Sandhurst (Restless)Able SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 191711th October 1917SandhurstLeading SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th October 191727th November 1917Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th November 191728th February 1918Woolwich (Venturous)Leading SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 19183rd June 1918Wallington (Venturous)Leading SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th June 19181st July 1918Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd July 191824th August 1918Gibraltar (Tamarisk)Leading SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th August 191822nd October 1918Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd October 191812th July 1919Gibraltar (Tamarisk)Leading SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st July 192023rd September 1921Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th September 192117th January 1923Egmont (Chrysanthemun)Leading SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th January 19234th May 1923Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th May 192322nd November 1923Woolwich (Scimitar)Leading SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd November 19233rd December 1923Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th December 192311th November 1924Columbine (Vectis)Leading SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th November 19243rd January 1925ColumbineActing Petty OfficerADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th January 192521st August 1925Vivid IActing Petty OfficerADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd August 192511th November 1925HoodActing Petty OfficerADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th November 192527th August 1928HoodPetty OfficerADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th August 192818th September 1928Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th September 192822nd June 1929DefiancePetty OfficerADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/404 via WW1 Lives at Sea