-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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Harold Pearson

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Date of birth: 11th September 1898
Place of birth: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Previous occupation: Piercer Cotton Mill
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: J28857
Joined Hood: 16th December 1920 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood: 31st August 1921 (Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
19th December 19131st October 1914GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd October 191429th October 1914GangesBoy 1st ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th October 191429th November 1914Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th November 191414th June 1916LeanderBoy 1st ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th June 191611th October 1916LeanderOrdinary SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th October 19165th November 1916LeanderAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th November 19167th May 1917Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th May 191727th July 1917PargustAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th July 191718th August 1917DunravenAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th August 191720th September 1917Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st September 19175th May 1920WarspiteAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th May 192031st October 1920WarspiteLeading SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 192015th December 1920Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th December 192021st June 1921HoodLeading SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd June 192131st August 1921HoodPetty OfficerADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 19219th August 1922Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th August 19225th October 1923MutinePetty OfficerADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th October 192323rd November 1923Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th November 19234th November 1924DauntlessPetty OfficerADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th November 192430th December 1925Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st December 192515th January 1926Pembroke IPetty OfficerADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th January 19263rd September 1928EmeraldPetty OfficerADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th September 192815th April 1930Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th April 193011th April 1932RodneyPetty OfficerADM363/49
12th April 193211th October 1932Vivid IPetty OfficerADM363/49
12th October 193230th September 1934BerwickPetty OfficerADM363/49
1st October 193411th October 1934Drake IPetty OfficerADM363/49
12th October 193411th September 1938Drake IChief Petty OfficerADM363/49
12th September 193825th August 1939PensionedChief Petty OfficerADM363/49
26th August 19392nd July 1940CheshireChief Petty OfficerADM363/49
3rd July 19404th June 1941Drake IChief Petty OfficerADM363/49
5th June 19416th April 1942Drake II (Trinidad)Chief Petty OfficerADM363/49
7th April 1942InvalidedChief Petty OfficerADM363/49


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/704 via WW1 Lives at Sea