-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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Michael Kirby

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Date of birth: 23rd October 1885
Place of birth: Cork, County Cork, Ireland
Previous occupation: School Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: 220294
Joined Hood: 13th June 1922 (Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 12th August 1922 (Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
4th April 19023rd December 1902Black PrinceBoy 2nd ClassADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th December 190223rd March 1903Black PrinceBoy 1st ClassADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th March 190322nd June 1903AgincourtBoy 1st ClassADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd June 190322nd October 1903Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd October 190310th May 1904Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th May 190430th November 1904TheseusOrdinary SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st December 190426th January 1905CornwallOrdinary SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th January 190531st December 1905CornwallAble SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 190622nd March 1907Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd March 190726th April 1907CornwallAble SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th April 19074th May 1907Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th May 190710th August 1907DefianceAble SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th August 190716th September 1907Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th September 19072nd June 1909LeanderAble SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd June 190931st January 1911BlakeAble SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 191124th March 1911LeanderAble SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th March 191131st March 1911Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 19115th January 1913HoodAble SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th January 191317th March 1913EndymionAble SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th March 191311th April 1913GibraltarAble SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th April 191310th May 1913EndymionAble SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th May 191326th August 1913Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th August 191330th September 1913DefianceAble SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 191318th May 1914CumberlandAble SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th May 191426th June 1914Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th June 191412th July 1914Victory IAble SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th July 191430th August 1914Prince of WalesAble SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st August 19142nd October 1914Victory IAble SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd October 191430th June 1916KentAble SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191610th June 1918KentLeading SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th June 191810th July 1918Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th July 191816th December 1918DefianceLeading SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th December 19185th January 1919Sandhurst (Campbell)Leading SeamanADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th January 19196th February 1919Sandhurst (Campbell)Petty OfficerADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th February 191924th February 1919Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th February 191913th June 1919DefiancePetty OfficerADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th June 191922nd July 1919Diligence (Sepoy)Petty OfficerADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd July 191931st October 1919Diligence (Seabear)Petty OfficerADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 191931st January 1920Columbine (Seabear)Petty OfficerADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 19205th March 1920Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th March 192019th October 1921ColleenPetty OfficerADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th October 192112th June 1922Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th June 192212th August 1922HoodPetty OfficerADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th August 192229th May 1923GloriousPetty OfficerADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th May 19239th July 1923Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th July 19236th May 1925ResolutionPetty OfficerADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th May 192511th May 1925Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th May 192522nd October 1925ThundererPetty OfficerADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th September 19382nd October 1938Drake I I (Mob)Petty OfficerADM188/387
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd October 193827th November 1939DemobilisedPetty OfficerADM363/190
28th November 19397th December 1939Drake IPetty OfficerADM363/190
8th December 193915th August 1945GangesPetty OfficerADM363/190
16th August 1945Released in Class APetty OfficerADM363/190


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/387 via WW1 Lives at Sea