-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 Olver

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Date of birth: 14th June 1885
Place of birth: Queenstown, County Cork, Ireland
Previous occupation: Fireman
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: 224541
Joined Hood: 20th May 1922 (Petty Officer (New Series))
Left Hood: 26th December 1922 (Petty Officer (New Series))







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
19th January 190319th April 1903NorthamptonBoy 2nd ClassADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th April 190321st April 1903NorthamptonBoy 1st ClassADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd April 190318th July 1903CleopatraBoy 1st ClassADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th July 190314th August 1903CleopatraOrdinary SeamanADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th August 19033rd September 1903Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th September 190321st March 1904EdgarOrdinary SeamanADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd March 19048th September 1904EssexOrdinary SeamanADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th September 190431st December 1904EssexAble SeamanADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 190514th January 1905Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th January 19052nd December 1905DefianceAble SeamanADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd December 190519th January 1906Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th January 190626th June 1907BlakeAble SeamanADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th June 190730th June 1907LeanderAble SeamanADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 19077th October 1907BlakeAble SeamanADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th October 190731st October 1907MarsAble SeamanADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 190714th February 1908Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th February 19084th May 1908DonegalAble SeamanADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th May 19082nd June 1909DefianceAble SeamanADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd June 190924th January 1910BlakeAble SeamanADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th January 19108th February 1910VividAble SeamanADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th February 191022nd August 1910IndusAble SeamanADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd August 191030th April 1912BlakeAble SeamanADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 191210th August 1912Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th August 191214th March 1913DefianceAble SeamanADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th March 191331st January 1914EndymionAble SeamanADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 191427th November 1914EndymionLeading SeamanADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th November 19148th December 1914Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th December 191430th June 1915AmbroseLeading SeamanADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191520th October 1915AmbrosePetty OfficerADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st October 191529th October 1915Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th October 191512th November 1915DefiancePetty OfficerADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th November 191531st January 1916Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 191624th July 1918RevengePetty OfficerADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th July 19184th August 1918Vivid IPetty Officer (New Series)ADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th August 191822nd July 1919Diligence (Sepoy)Petty Officer (New Series)ADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd July 19191st August 1919Diligence (Seabear)Petty Officer (New Series)ADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd August 191930th September 1920SandhurstPetty Officer (New Series)ADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 19204th November 1920DefiancePetty Officer (New Series)ADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th November 192023rd June 1921PomonePetty Officer (New Series)ADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th June 192119th May 1922DefiancePetty Officer (New Series)ADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th May 192226th December 1922HoodPetty Officer (New Series)ADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th December 192231st March 1923DefiancePetty Officer (New Series)ADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192310th April 1923DefianceChief Petty OfficerADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th April 192325th April 1923Vivid IChief Petty OfficerADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th April 19236th May 1924Columbine (Walker)Chief Petty OfficerADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th May 192413th June 1925DefianceChief Petty OfficerADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th August 192526th August 1925Vivid I (RFR)Petty Officer PensionerADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th August 192531st March 1926Columbine (RFR)Petty Officer PensionerADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th September 19383rd October 1938Drake II (Mob) (RFR)Chief Petty Officer (Pensioner)ADM188/396
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/396 via WW1 Lives at Sea