-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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Ernest Malcolm Barker

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Date of birth: 10th January 1897
Place of birth: Wheathamstead, Hertfordshire, England
Previous occupation: School Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J23340
Joined Hood First time: 15th April 1920 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood First time: 7th April 1921 (Able Seaman)
Joined Hood Second time: 15th May 1923 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood Second time: 1st January 1924 (Able Seaman)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
28th February 191314th September 1913ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/693
15th September 191315th September 1913ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/693
16th September 191313th January 1914CrescentBoy 1st ClassADM188/693
14th January 19142nd March 1914Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/693
3rd March 19149th January 1915Duke of EdinburghBoy 1st ClassADM188/693
10th January 191523rd September 1915Duke of EdinburghOrdinary SeamanADM188/693
24th September 191512th April 1918Duke of EdinburghAble SeamanADM188/693
13th April 19187th July 1918Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/693
8th July 191831st December 1918Victorious (Marigold)Able SeamanADM188/693
1st January 19199th June 1919[Superior?] (Marigold)Able SeamanADM188/693
10th June 191925th July 1919Greenwich (Daphne)Able SeamanADM188/693
26th July 191912th August 1919Vivid III (Daphne)Able SeamanADM188/693
13th August 191914th April 1920Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/693
15th April 19207th April 1921HoodAble SeamanADM188/693
8th April 192114th July 1921Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/693
15th July 192110th February 1922Cormorant (Rowena)Able SeamanADM188/693
11th February 19227th March 1922Woolwich (Rowena)Able SeamanADM188/693
8th March 192220th March 1922Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/693
21st March 192230th June 1922Woolwich (Satyr)Able SeamanADM188/693
1st July 192230th September 1922Woolwich (Simoom)Able SeamanADM188/693
1st October 192231st December 1922Woolwich (Sesame)Able SeamanADM188/693
1st January 192331st March 1923Woolwich (Serene)Able SeamanADM188/693
1st April 192316th April 1923Woolwich (Spendrift)Able SeamanADM188/693
17th April 192314th May 1923Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/693
15th May 192325th May 1924HoodAble SeamanADM188/693
26th May 19241st July 1924WeymouthAble SeamanADM188/693
2nd July 192423rd September 1924Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/693
24th September 192417th May 1926Queen ElizabethAble SeamanADM188/693
18th May 19269th May 1927ValiantAble SeamanADM188/693
10th May 19272nd June 1927Pembroke IAble SeamanADM188/693
3rd June 19272nd September 1927Pembroke II (Grenville)Able SeamanADM188/693
3rd September 192719th March 1929Pembroke IAble SeamanADM188/693
20th March 1929Shore InvalidedAble SeamanADM363/94

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

No known memorials

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Service Record: ADM363/94(Ancestry)