-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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John Miles Kitchen

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Date of birth: 21st November 1890
Place of birth: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Previous occupation: Junior Clerk
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Petty Officer
Service Number: 238735
Joined Hood: 12th August 1925 (Chief Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 11th July 1928 (Chief Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
19th May 190713th September 1907GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th September 19078th December 1907ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th December 19071st June 1908ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd June 190814th September 1908CressyBoy 1st ClassADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th September 190820th November 1908MagnificentBoy 1st ClassADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st November 190821st January 1909MagnificentOrdinary SeamanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd January 190925th January 1910BedfordOrdinary SeamanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th January 191029th October 1910BedfordAble SeamanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th October 191025th November 1910Pembroke IAble SeamanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th November 191025th May 1911ActaeonAble SeamanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th May 19118th December 1911VernonAble SeamanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th December 191131st January 1912Pembroke IAble SeamanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 191231st March 1913St GeorgeAble SeamanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 191322nd May 1913St GeorgeLeading SeamanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd May 19139th July 1913PembrokeLeading SeamanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th July 191320th April 1915ForwardLeading SeamanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st April 19152nd June 1915Pembroke ILeading SeamanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd June 191530th September 1915ForwardLeading SeamanADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 191515th February 1918ForwardPetty OfficerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th February 191817th April 1918Pembroke IPetty OfficerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th April 191820th December 1918Victory X (P 29)Petty OfficerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st December 191828th February 1919Hecla (P 29)Petty OfficerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 191921st October 1919Prince George (P 29)Petty OfficerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd October 19194th December 1919Hecla (P 29)Petty OfficerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th December 191915th December 1919Pembroke IPetty OfficerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th December 191913th October 1921BlakePetty OfficerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th October 192130th September 1922BlenheimPetty OfficerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 192216th October 1922Pembroke IPetty OfficerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th October 19226th December 1922VindictivePetty OfficerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th December 19228th April 1924BluebellPetty OfficerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th April 19247th August 1924Pembroke IPetty OfficerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th August 192416th September 1924VernonPetty OfficerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th September 192426th September 1924Pembroke IPetty OfficerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th September 19247th November 1924BlenheimPetty OfficerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th November 19241st December 1924Pembroke IPetty OfficerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd December 19246th January 1925Pembroke IChief Petty OfficerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 192511th August 1925ExcellentChief Petty OfficerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th August 192511th July 1928Hood (Snapdragon)Chief Petty OfficerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th July 19289th October 1929ExcellentChief Petty OfficerADM188/424
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th October 192915th June 1930Egmony (Chrysanthemum)Chief Petty OfficerADM363/422
16th June 193019th November 1930ExcellentChief Petty OfficerADM363/422
20th November 19304th August 1940PensionedChief Petty OfficerADM363/422
5th August 194012th August 1940Pembroke IChief Petty OfficerADM363/422
13th August 194030th September 1940Royal ArthurChief Petty OfficerADM363/422
1st October 194019th October 1940GlendowerChief Petty OfficerADM363/422
20th October 1940Invalided PUNSChief Petty OfficerADM363/422


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/424 via WW1 Lives at Sea