-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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Joseph Mansfield

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Date of birth: 4th August 1885
Place of birth: Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: 212174
Joined Hood: 23rd March 1921 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 14th May 1923 (Able Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
28th November 19001st August 1901CaledoniaBoy 2nd ClassADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd August 190126th August 1901MinotaurBoy 2nd ClassADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th August 190130th October 1901MinotaurBoy 1st ClassADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st October 19017th May 1902CaledoniaBoy 1st ClassADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th May 190221st July 1902AgincourtBoy 1st ClassADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd July 19023rd August 1903MagnificentBoy 1st ClassADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th August 19031st February 1904MagnificentOrdinary SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd February 19045th June 1905VictoriousOrdinary SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th June 190523rd August 1905Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st August 190512th March 1906Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th March 190622nd August 1906Duke of EdinburghOrdinary SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd August 190621st June 1907Duke of EdinburghAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd June 190711th July 1907EssexAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th July 19079th March 1908Duke of EdinburghAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th March 19082nd May 1908Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd May 190829th August 1908DefianceAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th August 190818th September 1908Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th September 190830th July 1909HighflyerAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st July 190931st August 1909TerribleAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 190915th September 1911FloraAble SeamanADM188/371
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16th September 191122nd October 1911CrescentAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd October 191113th January 1912Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th January 191224th February 1912DefianceAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th February 19125th September 1912AdventureAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th September 191213th September 1912Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th September 19123rd February 1914OrionAble SeamanADM188/371
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4th February 191417th February 1914Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th February 191414th July 1914CaesarAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th July 191411th August 1914IllustriousAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th August 191426th October 1917ErinAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th October 191730th October 1917Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st October 19173rd December 1917DefianceAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th December 19176th March 1919Vivid II (TB 074)Able SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th March 191910th April 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th July 192011th January 1921Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th January 192122nd March 1921DefianceAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd March 192114th May 1923HoodAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 19239th August 1923Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th August 192325th November 1923King George VAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th November 19233rd January 1924Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th January 19246th May 1925ResolutionAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th May 192517th November 1926Defiance (Confiance)Able SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/371 via WW1 Lives at Sea