-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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Owen Butson

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Date of birth: 2nd September 1885
Place of birth: Fowey, Cornwall , England
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: 234111
Joined Hood: 13th November 1926 (Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 27th April 1928 (Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
6th July 190513th September 1905Boscawen IIIBoy 2nd ClassADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th September 19055th October 1905HawkeBoy 2nd ClassADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th October 190522nd January 1906HawkeBoy 1st ClassADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd January 190610th February 1906VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th February 19069th April 1906DonegalBoy 1st ClassADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th April 19061st September 1906MonmouthBoy 1st ClassADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd September 190629th May 1907MonmouthOrdinary SeamanADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th May 190721st February 1908MonmouthAble SeamanADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd February 190814th April 1908AmphitriteAble SeamanADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th April 19086th November 1908Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th November 190814th December 1908DonegalAble SeamanADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th December 190814th December 1910QueenAble SeamanADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th December 19106th October 1911Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th October 191115th November 1911EuryalusAble SeamanADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th November 191126th March 1912Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th March 191230th March 1914BellonaAble SeamanADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st March 191429th July 1914Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th July 191419th January 1915TalbotAble SeamanADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th January 19154th February 1915Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th February 191530th June 1915Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191531st March 1918Blake (Alarm)Leading SeamanADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 191831st May 1918Apollo (Dominion)Leading SeamanADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st June 191827th January 1919Apollo (Dominion)Petty OfficerADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th January 191925th April 1919Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th April 191920th October 1919Apollo (Pasley)Petty OfficerADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st October 191931st October 1919Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 191919th February 1920Vivid VPetty OfficerADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th February 192030th April 1920Eaglet IIIPetty OfficerADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 19207th October 1920Colleen IIIPetty OfficerADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th October 192031st August 1921Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 192131st March 1924SandhurstPetty OfficerADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 19245th January 1925DiligencePetty OfficerADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th January 19256th February 1925Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th February 19251st November 1926ImpregnablePetty OfficerADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd November 192612th November 1926Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th November 192627th April 1928Hood (Snapdragon)Petty OfficerADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th April 19281st September 1928Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th September 19382nd October 1938Drake I (Mob)Petty OfficerADM188/415
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/415 via WW1 Lives at Sea