-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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Charles Henry Maslen

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Date of birth: 22nd July 1884
Place of birth: Cahirciveen, County Kerry, Ireland
Previous occupation: Errand boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Yeoman of Signals
Service Number: 214282
Joined Hood: 1st April 1921 (Yeoman of Signals)
Left Hood: 20th April 1923 (Yeoman of Signals)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
2nd April 19016th April 1901ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th April 190115th January 1902LionBoy 2nd ClassADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th January 190220th May 1902LionBoy 1st Class (Signals)ADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st May 190221st July 1902VividBoy 1st Class (Signals)ADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd July 19021st November 1902VividSignalmanADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd November 190230th June 1903BenbowSignalmanADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 190320th May 1904SapphoSignalmanADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st May 190423rd August 1904VividSignalmanADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th August 190416th December 1904TenedosSignalmanADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th December 190410th January 1905Vivid ISignalmanADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th January 190510th March 1905Vivid ISignalmanADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th March 19059th August 1905EuropaSignalmanADM188/375
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10th August 190516th October 1905VividSignalmanADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th October 190529th January 1906VividQualified SignalmanADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th January 190630th September 1907ArgyllQualified SignalmanADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 19073rd February 1908ArgyllSignalmanADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th February 19081st May 1908Vivid ISignalmanADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd May 190811th January 1909LeanderSignalmanADM188/375
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12th January 190926th January 1909Royal ArthurSignalmanADM188/375
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27th January 190931st May 1909OrionSignalmanADM188/375
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1st June 190918th August 1909SuffolkSignalmanADM188/375
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19th August 190920th December 1909OrionSignalmanADM188/375
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21st December 190910th February 1911OrontesSignalmanADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th February 19117th March 1911TalbotSignalmanADM188/375
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8th March 191119th November 1911Vivid ISignalmanADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th November 19114th March 1912Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th March 191223rd April 1912ArgyllLeading SignalmanADM188/375
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24th April 19127th April 1913ArgyllSignalmanADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th April 19138th April 1913ArgyllLeading SignalmanADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th April 191321st April 1913Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd April 191316th March 1914ArgyllLeading SignalmanADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th March 191429th July 1914Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th July 191421st August 1914Leander (TB 22)Leading SignalmanADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd August 191418th February 1915St George (TB 22)Leading SignalmanADM188/375
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19th February 191517th March 1916VictoryLeading SignalmanADM188/375
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18th March 19166th April 1916Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th April 191612th April 1916Woolwich (Nomad)Leading SignalmanADM188/375
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13th April 19165th May 1916Woolwich (Tigress)Leading SignalmanADM188/375
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6th May 191630th May 1916Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st May 191616th January 1918Diligence (Napier)Leading SignalmanADM188/375
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17th January 191826th September 1918Royal OakLeading SignalmanADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th September 191829th July 1919Royal OakYeoman of SignalsADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th July 19195th April 1920Vivid IYeoman of SignalsADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th April 192015th November 1920EagleYeoman of SignalsADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th November 192031st March 1921Vivid IYeoman of SignalsADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192120th April 1923HoodYeoman of SignalsADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st April 19234th August 1924VividYeoman of SignalsADM188/375
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/375 via WW1 Lives at Sea