-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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Ernest Cosgrove

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Date of birth: 10th January 1898
Place of birth: Stepney, London, England
Previous occupation: Soap factory boy
Service:
Rank:
Service Number: 2028915
Joined Hood: 15th April 1920 (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
4th November 191312th July 1914ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th July 191413th July 1914ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th July 191427th November 1914EndymionBoy 1st ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th November 191410th December 1914Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th December 19148th June 1915CaribbeanBoy 1st ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th June 191518th January 1916VictorianBoy 1st ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th January 191625th September 1916VictorianOrdinary SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th September 191623rd October 1916Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th October 19165th December 1916Hecla (Acasta)Ordinary SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th December 191631st August 1917Hecla (Acasta)Able SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 19171st January 1918Apollo (Acasta)Able SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd January 191815th January 1918VividAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th January 19186th April 1918DefianceAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th April 191831st May 1918Woolwich (Vanoc)Able SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st June 191830th June 1918Wallington (Vanoc)Able SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191831st October 1919Leander (Vanoc)Able SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 19194th February 1920Columbine (Vanoc)Able SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th February 192014th April 1920Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th April 192014th May 1923HoodAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 192322nd June 1923Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd June 19238th February 1924DefianceAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th February 192418th February 1924Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th February 192431st August 1925Columbine (Valkyrie)Able SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 192520th October 1925Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st October 192518th January 1928DiomedeAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/704 via WW1 Lives at Sea