-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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John Henry Penwill

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Date of birth: 27th June 1898
Place of birth: Totnes, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: Errand Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: J27005
Joined Hood: 15th May 1923 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood: 23rd November 1923 (Leading Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
18th April 191314th May 1923Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 191313th May 1914ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th May 191414th May 1914ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 19141st August 1914GibraltarBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd August 191419th August 1914Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th August 191425th August 1915ErinBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th August 19153rd November 1915Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th November 191531st May 1916NarcissusBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st June 191628th June 1916Cormorant (Narcissus)Boy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th June 191631st January 1917Cormorant (Narcissus)Ordinary SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 191713th November 1917Cormorant (Narcissus)Able SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th November 191731st March 1918Egmont (Narcissus)Able SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 191830th November 1918CormorantAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st December 19185th April 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th April 191927th October 1919DefianceAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th October 191931st July 1920BenbowAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st August 192031st March 1921BenbowLeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192131st July 1921Emperor of IndiaLeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st August 192115th August 1921MonarchLeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th August 192120th September 1921Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st September 192117th April 1923DefianceLeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 192323rd November 1923HoodLeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th November 19233rd January 1924Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th January 192430th September 1924Columbine (Malcolm)Leading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 192419th January 1925Greenwich (Malcolm)Leading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th January 19259th February 1925Greenwich (Malcolm)Acting Petty OfficerADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th February 192519th March 1925Greenwich (Montrose)Acting Petty OfficerADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th March 192516th April 1925Vivid IActing Petty OfficerADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th April 192519th January 1926BritanniaActing Petty OfficerADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th January 192619th March 1926BritanniaPetty OfficerADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th March 192614th June 1926Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th June 19264th September 1927ConcordPetty OfficerADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th September 192714th January 1929CaledonPetty OfficerADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th January 192915th April 1930Vivid I (I)Petty OfficerADM363/95
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th April 193025th April 1930RodneyPetty OfficerADM363/95
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th April 19306th May 1930Vivid I (I)Petty OfficerADM363/95
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th May 193011th April 1932RodneyPetty OfficerADM363/95
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th April 193218th April 1932Vivid I (I)Petty OfficerADM363/95
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th April 193213th September 1932BritanniaPetty OfficerADM363/95
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th September 193211th October 1932Vivid IPetty OfficerADM363/95
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th October 193229th October 1934BerwickPetty OfficerADM363/95
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th October 19347th December 1934Drake IPetty OfficerADM363/95
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th December 193423rd April 1935Drake 2 (Venetia)Petty OfficerADM363/95
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th April 19352nd May 1935Drake IPetty OfficerADM363/95
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd May 193530th September 1935Lucia (Mackay)Petty OfficerADM363/95
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 193524th March 1936St Angelo (Mackay)Petty OfficerADM363/95
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th March 193631st March 1936St Angelo (Mackay)Chief Petty OfficerADM363/95
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 193615th June 1936Drake 2Chief Petty OfficerADM363/95
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th June 193629th December 1936Drake IChief Petty OfficerADM363/95
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th December 193628th January 1938ProtectorChief Petty OfficerADM363/95
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th January 193821st March 1938DelhiChief Petty OfficerADM363/95
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th September 19382nd October 1938Drake I I (Mob)Chief Petty OfficerADM363/95
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 193923rd November 1939Drake IChief Petty OfficerADM363/95
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th November 193910th August 1940Skirmisher (Minicoy)Chief Petty OfficerADM363/95
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th August 194030th August 1940Drake IChief Petty OfficerADM363/95
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st August 194031st December 1940Caroline (Sceptre)Chief Petty OfficerADM363/95
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 194117th April 1946Caroline (G 1)Chief Petty OfficerADM363/95
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/701 via WW1 Lives at Sea