-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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William Merioni Kessell

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Date of birth: 7th April 1886
Place of birth: Torpoint, Cornwall, England
Previous occupation: Mason's Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: 216077
Joined Hood: 1st April 1920 (Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 31st August 1921 (Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
31st July 19015th August 1901ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/379
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th August 190118th August 1902LionBoy 2nd ClassADM188/379
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th August 190227th January 1903LionBoy 1st ClassADM188/379
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th January 190315th June 1903AgincourtBoy 1st ClassADM188/379
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th June 19036th April 1904LeviathanBoy 1st ClassADM188/379
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th April 190411th October 1905LeviathanOrdinary SeamanADM188/379
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th October 19054th December 1905LeviathanAble SeamanADM188/379
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th December 190510th February 1906Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/379
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th February 190611th August 1906CambridgeAble SeamanADM188/379
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th August 19066th November 1906VividAble SeamanADM188/379
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th November 190612th January 1907HyacinthAble SeamanADM188/379
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th January 190715th January 1907Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/379
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th January 190729th May 1908HannibalAble SeamanADM188/379
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th May 190827th January 1910OceanAble SeamanADM188/379
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th January 191016th December 1910Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/379
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th December 191031st January 1913BristolAble SeamanADM188/379
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 191330th June 1913BristolLeading SeamanADM188/379
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191328th October 1913Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/379
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th October 19139th February 1915BellerophonLeading SeamanADM188/379
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th February 191512th January 1916Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/379
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th January 191612th July 1917ValiantLeading SeamanADM188/379
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th July 191715th January 1920ValiantPetty OfficerADM188/379
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th January 192029th February 1920Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/379
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 192031st March 1920Crescent (Hood)Petty OfficerADM188/379
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192031st August 1921HoodPetty OfficerADM188/379
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 19216th February 1922Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/379
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th February 19229th June 1922ValiantPetty OfficerADM188/379
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th June 192210th July 1922Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/379
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/379 via WW1 Lives at Sea