-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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Frederick William John Pontin

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Date of birth: 4th October 1897
Place of birth: Reading, Berkshire, England
Previous occupation: Kiln Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Regulating Petty Officer
Service Number: J28160
Joined Hood: 4th May 1935 (Regulating Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 8th June 1939 (Regulating Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
17th October 191322nd October 1913ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd October 19136th June 1914PowerfulBoy 2nd ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th June 191424th June 1914PowerfulBoy 1st ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th June 19144th December 1914EdgarBoy 1st ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th December 19148th January 1915Victory IBoy 1st ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th January 19153rd October 1915BellerophonBoy 1st ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th October 191520th September 1916BellerophonOrdinary SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st September 191627th November 1918BellerophonAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th September 191913th February 1920Victory ILeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th February 192031st May 1921Columbine (Wallace)Leading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st June 192117th March 1922Columbine (Wallace)Petty OfficerADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th March 19228th September 1924Victory IPetty OfficerADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th September 192416th March 1925MalayaPetty OfficerADM362/43
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th March 192512th June 1925Victory IPetty OfficerADM362/43
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th June 19258th September 1925Victory IActing Regulating Petty OfficerADM362/43
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th September 192512th June 1926LuciaActing Regulating Petty OfficerADM362/43
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th June 19268th December 1926LuciaRegulating Petty OfficerADM362/43
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th December 192626th July 1930Victory IRegulating Petty OfficerADM363/243
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd March 19301st June 1930VindictiveRegulating Petty OfficerADM363/243
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd June 193026th June 1932IroquoisRegulating Petty OfficerADM363/243
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th July 19302nd March 1930Victory 2 (5)Regulating Petty OfficerADM363/243
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th April 19323rd May 1935VernonRegulating Petty OfficerADM363/243
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th June 19324th April 1932Victory 2Regulating Petty OfficerADM363/243
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th May 19358th June 1939HoodRegulating Petty OfficerADM363/243
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/703, ADM362/43 and ADM363/243 via WW1 Lives at Sea