-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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Oswald Byrne

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Date of birth: 23rd November 1887
Place of birth: Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Previous occupation: Apprentice Moulder
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: 232869
Joined Hood: 1st April 1920 (Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 27th May 1922 (Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
4th November 190411th January 1905Pembroke IBoy 2nd ClassADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th January 19054th February 1905Boscawen IIIBoy 2nd ClassADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th February 19054th May 1905Boscawen IIIBoy 1st ClassADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th May 190510th September 1905HawkeBoy 1st ClassADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th September 190516th October 1905VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th October 190522nd November 1905HarrierBoy 1st ClassADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd November 190522nd January 1906HarrierOrdinary SeamanADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd January 19069th April 1906Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th April 190617th May 1907SuffolkOrdinary SeamanADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th May 190727th April 1908SuffolkAble SeamanADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th April 190819th September 1908Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th September 190830th July 1909DefianceAble SeamanADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st July 190931st August 1909TerribleAble SeamanADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 190915th September 1911CambrianAble SeamanADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th September 19113rd November 1911GibraltarAble SeamanADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th November 19111st January 1912DefianceAble SeamanADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd January 191216th April 1912MajesticAble SeamanADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th April 19127th November 1912ForthAble SeamanADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th November 191216th November 1912DefianceAble SeamanADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th November 191212th December 1912ForthAble SeamanADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th December 19121st April 1913DefianceAble SeamanADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd April 191331st March 1914DefianceLeading SeamanADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 191430th June 1915BellonaLeading SeamanADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191530th September 1915BellonaPetty OfficerADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 19159th January 1918BellonaPetty OfficerADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th January 191831st March 1918DefiancePetty OfficerADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 19185th December 1918CassandraPetty OfficerADM188/412
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6th December 19187th January 1919Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th January 191911th January 1919DefiancePetty OfficerADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th January 191928th February 1919ActivePetty OfficerADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 191922nd May 1919Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd May 191927th November 1919DefiancePetty OfficerADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th November 19193rd February 1920Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th February 192031st March 1920Crescent (Hood)Petty OfficerADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192027th May 1922HoodPetty OfficerADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th May 19221st April 1923Columbine (Westcott)Petty OfficerADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd April 192326th September 1923Columbine (Westcott)Chief Petty OfficerADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th September 192329th October 1923DefianceChief Petty OfficerADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th October 192319th June 1924Vivid IChief Petty OfficerADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th June 192431st October 1926AmbroseChief Petty OfficerADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 192620th December 1926DartmouthChief Petty OfficerADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st December 192622nd November 1927DefianceChief Petty OfficerADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th March 19281st January 1929President II (Bristol Rnvr)Chief Petty OfficerADM188/412
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/412 via WW1 Lives at Sea