-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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Michael John O'Callaghan

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Date of birth: 1st May 1891
Place of birth: Monktown, County Cork, Ireland
Previous occupation: Rivet Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Yeoman of Signals
Service Number: 238846
Joined Hood: 28th August 1928 (Yeoman of Signals)
Left Hood: 16th May 1929 (Yeoman of Signals)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
11th May 190718th May 1907EmeraldBoy 2nd ClassADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th May 19075th December 1907ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th December 19071st February 1908ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd February 190815th May 1908Victory IBoy 1st ClassADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th May 190829th May 1908Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th May 190824th November 1908HannibalBoy 1st ClassADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th November 190830th April 1909GossamerBoy 1st ClassADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 190927th April 1910GossamerOrdinary SignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th April 191021st May 1910GossamerSignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd May 19105th September 1910EspiegleSignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th September 191010th January 1911GossamerSignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th January 191115th May 1911Vivid ISignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th May 191121st October 1911LeviathanSignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd October 19117th December 1911Vivid ISignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th December 191125th January 1912HermesSignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th January 19124th February 1912ForteSignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th February 19123rd November 1912PandoraSignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th December 191220th February 1913PandoraSignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st February 19139th June 1913Vivid ISignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th June 191311th December 1913EndymionSignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th December 191324th January 1914ColleenSignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th January 19148th February 1914Vivid ISignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th February 19142nd May 1914LeanderSignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd May 19141st June 1914Vivid ISignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd June 191413th October 1915MarlboroughSignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th October 191531st May 1916MarlboroughLeading SignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st June 19165th August 1916Royal OakLeading SignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th August 191610th February 1917MarlboroughLeading SignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th February 191730th November 1917RevengeLeading SignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st December 19173rd March 1918ResolutionLeading SignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th March 191817th November 1919RevengeLeading SignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th November 19195th April 1920Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th April 192015th November 1920EagleLeading SignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th November 19207th February 1921Vivid III (Eagle)Leading SignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th February 192115th February 1921Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th February 19215th May 1923WarspiteLeading SignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th May 19236th September 1923Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th September 192331st January 1924Heather (as School)Leading SignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 192431st March 1924Heather (Icewhale)Leading SignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192421st June 1924OspreyLeading SignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd June 192415th October 1924Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th October 192424th January 1925CapetownLeading SignalmanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th January 192522nd January 1926CapetownActing Yeoman of SignalsADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd January 192630th June 1927CapetownYeoman of SignalsADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 192727th August 1928Vivid IYeoman of SignalsADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th August 192816th May 1929HoodYeoman of SignalsADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th May 19299th February 1931TigerYeoman of SignalsADM363/422
10th February 193124th April 1931TigerChief Yeoman of SignalsADM363/422
25th April 193122nd June 1931Vivid I-IChief Yeoman of SignalsADM363/422
23rd June 193122nd June 1931PensionedChief Yeoman of SignalsADM363/422
23rd June 193127th August 1939Joined RFRChief Yeoman of SignalsADM363/422
28th August 193927th August 1939Drake IChief Yeoman of SignalsADM363/422
28th August 1939Shore PUNSChief Yeoman of SignalsADM363/422


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/424 via WW1 Lives at Sea