-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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James Avery

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Date of birth: 9th March 1888
Place of birth: Newington, Surrey, England
Previous occupation: Errand Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: 228766
Joined Hood: 13th June 1922 (Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 6th January 1926 (Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
24th November 190329th June 1904ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th June 190412th January 1905ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th January 190530th April 1905St GeorgeBoy 1st ClassADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 190513th June 1905VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th June 190527th June 1905TrafalgarBoy 1st ClassADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th June 190517th July 1905Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th July 19058th March 1906FloraBoy 1st ClassADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th March 190622nd July 1907FloraOrdinary SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd July 190722nd August 1907FloraAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd August 19073rd October 1907CrescentAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th October 19077th November 1907Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th November 190711th January 1908Sapphire IIAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th January 19083rd March 1908Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th March 19088th May 1908IsisAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th May 190829th May 1908Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th May 190827th January 1910OceanAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th January 19104th September 1911Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th September 191131st January 1913CumberlandAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 191318th May 1914CumberlandLeading SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th May 191415th June 1914Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th June 191426th July 1915MarlboroughLeading SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th July 191531st August 1915Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 191528th August 1917BlakeLeading SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th August 191714th September 1917Vivid I (Mystic)Leading SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th September 191731st December 1917Victorious (Zetland)Leading SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 191810th February 1918ZetlandLeading SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th February 191824th April 1918Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th April 191819th August 1918BerwickLeading SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th August 19185th February 1919Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th February 191931st January 1920ImpregnableLeading SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 19205th December 1921ImpregnablePetty OfficerADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th December 192112th June 1922Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th June 19226th January 1926HoodPetty OfficerADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 19268th March 1928Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th September 19382nd October 1938DrakePetty OfficerADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st July 193910th August 1939Drake IPetty OfficerADM363/278
15th September 193924th September 1939Drake IPetty OfficerADM363/278
25th September 19396th April 1942Royal ArthurPetty OfficerADM363/278
7th April 19429th April 1942Drake IPetty OfficerADM363/278
10th April 1942Shore DemobilisedPetty OfficerADM363/278


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
ADM188/404 via WW1 Lives at Sea