-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 Canty

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Date of birth: 18th January 1891
Place of birth: St. Finbarrs, County Cork , Ireland
Previous occupation: Messenger
Service:
Rank:
Service Number: 239660
Joined Hood: 9th May 1925 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 30th April 1928 (Able Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
19th September 190723rd June 1908ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th June 190822nd September 1908ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd September 190828th January 1909SutlejBoy 1st ClassADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th January 19096th February 1909VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th February 190917th December 1909BedfordBoy 1st ClassADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th December 190929th October 1910BedfordOrdinary SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th October 191025th February 1911VividOrdinary SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th February 191128th June 1911BristolOrdinary SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th June 191125th February 1913BristolAble SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th February 191320th June 1913Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st June 191314th July 1914MajesticAble SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th July 191418th May 1916AlbionAble SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th May 191611th August 1916Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th August 191611th July 1917ImpregnableAble SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th July 191713th July 1917Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th July 191710th January 1918ActiveAble SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th January 191817th February 1918Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th February 191822nd April 1919BellerophonAble SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd April 191914th July 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th July 191917th April 1921WidgeonAble SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th April 19215th February 1922Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th February 192223rd May 1924VerbenaAble SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th May 19241st July 1924WeymouthAble SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd July 19248th May 1925Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th May 192530th April 1928HoodAble SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 19284th September 1928Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th September 19281st January 1929DefianceAble SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/426 via WW1 Lives at Sea