-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.

Chainbar divider

Frank Charles Chilcott

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J48573
Joined Hood: 24th November 1923 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 5th January 1925 (Able Seaman)

Biographical Information: Frank went on the Empire Cruise of 1923 to 24 and is believed to have sung tenor in the ships choir.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
19th January 19165th May 1916ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/744
6th May 19167th September 1916GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/744
8th September 191612th November 1916GangesBoy 1st ClassADM188/744
13th November 191611th February 1917Pembroke IBoy 1st ClassADM188/744
12th February 191730th January 1918JunoBoy 1st ClassADM188/744
31st January 191822nd January 1919JunoOrdinary SeamanADM188/744
23rd January 19197th March 1919JunoAble SeamanADM188/744
8th March 191927th May 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/744
28th May 191914th October 1919Apollo (Morris)Able SeamanADM188/744
15th October 191915th November 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/744
16th November 19192nd February 1920Apollo (Morris)Able SeamanADM188/744
3rd February 192014th March 1920Woolwich (Morris)Able SeamanADM188/744
15th March 19205th April 1920Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/744
6th April 192015th November 1920EagleAble SeamanADM188/744
16th November 19208th December 1920Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/744
9th December 19202nd May 1923Columbine (Watchman)Able SeamanADM188/744
3rd May 192315th June 1923Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/744
16th June 192320th October 1923ImpregnableAble SeamanADM188/744
21st October 192323rd November 1923Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/744
24th November 19235th January 1925HoodAble SeamanADM188/744
6th January 19257th May 1925Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/744
8th May 192523rd November 1925Columbine (Venturous)Able SeamanADM188/744
24th November 192510th December 1925Columbine (Senator)Able SeamanADM188/744
11th December 19251st January 1926Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/744
2nd January 19261st February 1926Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/744
2nd February 192610th June 1926Egmont II (Wolverine)Leading SeamanADM188/744
11th June 192630th September 1926Egmont II(Wolsey)Leading SeamanADM188/744
1st October 192630th April 1927Tamar II (Wolsey)Leading SeamanADM188/744
1st May 19271st July 1928Tamar II (Wolverine)Leading SeamanADM188/744
2nd July 192813th August 1928Pembroke II (Wanderer)Leading SeamanADM188/744
14th August 192826th October 1928Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/744
27th October 192831st January 1929Carysfort (Erebus)Leading SeamanADM188/744
1st February 192915th April 1930Pegasus (Erebus)Leading SeamanADM363/388
16th April 19306th May 1930Vivid I-ILeading Seaman
7th May 193025th January 1933Queen ElizabethLeading SeamanADM363/388
26th January 193317th August 1933Vivid ILeading SeamanADM363/388
18th August 19337th October 1933Vivid II (Cygnet)Leading SeamanADM363/388
8th October 193331st December 1933Vivid II (Cygnet)Acting Leading SeamanADM363/388
1st January 193430th August 1934Drake II (Cygnet)Acting Leading SeamanADM363/388
31st August 19347th October 1934Drake IActing Leading SeamanADM363/388
8th October 193422nd October 1934Drake ILeading SeamanADM363/388
23rd October 193416th December 1934St. Angelo II (Defender)Leading SeamanADM363/388
17th December 193425th August 1935St. Angelo II (Wren)Leading SeamanADM363/388
26th August 19352nd October 1935St. Angelo II (Worcester)Leading SeamanADM363/388
3rd October 19353rd May 1936St. Angelo II (Wren)Leading SeamanADM363/388
4th May 193614th July 1936St. Angelo II (Wren)Acting Petty OfficerADM363/388
15th July 193629th August 1936Drake II (Wren)Acting Petty OfficerADM363/388
30th August 193617th December 1936Drake IActing Petty OfficerADM363/388
18th December 19365th January 1937GreenwichActing Petty OfficerADM363/388
6th January 193718th February 1937Pembroke (Wolverine)Acting Petty OfficerADM363/388
19th February 19371st March 1937Drake II (Wolverine)Acting Petty OfficerADM363/388
2nd March 193719th April 1937Drake IActing Petty OfficerADM363/388
20th April 19373rd May 1937CenturionActing Petty OfficerADM363/388
4th May 193718th August 1939CenturionPetty OfficerADM363/388
19th August 19394th September 1939Drake IPetty OfficerADM363/388
5th September 193924th November 1939ProserpinePetty OfficerADM363/388
25th November 19395th November 1941Proserpine (Iron Duke)Petty OfficerADM363/388
6th November 194118th October 1945Eaglet (Stork)Petty OfficerADM363/388
19th October 1945Released in Class APetty OfficerADM363/388

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)
Keith Chilcott, service record from National Archive, August 2009
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor