-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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Wilfred Purslow Moore

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Date of birth: 28th December 1897
Place of birth: Leominster, Herefordshire, England
Previous occupation: Groom
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: J28202
Joined Hood: 6th January 1922 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood: 14th May 1923 (Leading Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
22nd October 191329th October 1913ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th October 191320th June 1914PowerfulBoy 2nd ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st June 191413th July 1914PowerfulBoy 1st ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th July 19141st August 1914CrescentBoy 1st ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd August 19144th September 1914Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th September 191419th July 1915AuroraBoy 1st ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th July 19155th January 1916AuroraOrdinary SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th January 19162nd April 1917AuroraAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th April 191729th June 1917Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th June 191716th August 1917IsisAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th August 191725th September 1917Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th September 191728th November 1917New ZealandAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th November 191710th February 1919New ZealandLeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th February 191911th March 1919Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th March 191922nd October 1919PegasusLeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd October 19191st December 1919Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd December 19194th February 1921PegasusLeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th February 19215th January 1922Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th January 192214th May 1923HoodLeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 192316th April 1914Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th April 19241st September 1924Vivid IActing Petty OfficerADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd September 192416th April 1925ImpregnableActing Petty OfficerADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th April 19251st January 1926ImpregnablePetty OfficerADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd January 19267th January 1926Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th January 192631st May 1928Columbine (Warwick)Petty OfficerADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st June 19283rd September 1928Vivid II (Warwick)Petty OfficerADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th September 19282nd May 1929Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd May 192930th June 1931GangesPetty OfficerADM363/219
1st July 193110th December 1931Vivid IPetty OfficerADM363/219
11th December 19317th September 1933ResolutionPetty OfficerADM363/219
8th September 193331st December 1933Vivid IPetty OfficerADM363/219
1st January 193425th January 1934Drake IPetty OfficerADM363/219
26th January 193429th September 1935GangesPetty OfficerADM363/219
30th September 19356th February 1936GangesChief Petty OfficerADM363/219
7th February 193622nd March 1936Drake IChief Petty OfficerADM363/219
23rd March 193622nd May 1936DauntlessChief Petty OfficerADM363/219
23rd May 19366th June 1938Bee (Cricket)Chief Petty OfficerADM363/219
7th June 193827th July 1938EnterpriseChief Petty OfficerADM363/219
28th July 19386th October 1938Drake IChief Petty OfficerADM363/219
7th October 19382nd November 1939PensionedChief Petty OfficerADM363/219
3rd November 193915th November 1939Drake IChief Petty OfficerADM363/219
16th November 193931st December 1939Deadalus (Lympne)Chief Petty OfficerADM363/219
1st January 194026th April 1942Deaedalus IIChief Petty OfficerADM363/219
27th April 19423rd October 1945Fleet Air ArmChief Petty OfficerADM363/219
4th October 1945Released in Class AChief Petty OfficerADM363/219


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/703 via WW1 Lives at Sea