-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 James Cretney

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Date of birth: 11th November 1885
Place of birth: Whitehaven, Cumberland, England
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service:
Rank:
Service Number: 219987
Joined Hood: 1st April 1920 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 17th November 1923 (Able Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
4th March 190212th November 1902ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th November 190228th August 1903ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th August 190310th November 1903AgincourtBoy 1st ClassADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th November 190320th November 1903AgincourtOrdinary SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st November 19031st December 1903VividOrdinary SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd December 190313th September 1905MonmouthOrdinary SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th September 190529th January 1906MonmouthAble SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th January 190626th February 1906VividAble SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th February 19061st January 1907TrafalgarAble SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd January 190711th January 1911HiberniaAble SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th January 19111st January 1912VividAble SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd January 19123rd February 1914OrionAble SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th February 191410th February 1914Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th February 191413th March 1914LeanderAble SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th March 191429th July 1914Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th July 191411th August 1914IllustriousAble SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th August 191418th October 1919ErinAble SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th October 191923rd February 1920Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th February 192031st March 1920Crescent (Hood)Able SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192017th November 1923HoodAble SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th November 19233rd January 1924Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th January 192410th November 1925ResolutionAble SeamanADM188/386
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/386 via WW1 Lives at Sea