-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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Henry Alexander Campbell Crockett

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Date of birth: 23rd September 1899
Place of birth: St. Helen's, Lancashire, England
Previous occupation: Unoccupied
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Telegraphist
Service Number: J41729
Joined Hood: 15th May 1923 (Telegraphist)
Left Hood: 6th May 1925 (Leading Telegraphist)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
22nd January 191516th September 1915PowerfulBoy 2nd ClassADM188/730
17th September 191522nd September 1915GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/730
23rd September 191523rd November 1915GangesBoy 1st ClassADM188/730
24th November 19153rd February 1916GangesSignal BoyADM188/730
4th February 19167th March 1917Vivid ISignal BoyADM188/730
8th March 191722nd March 1917BoadiceaSignal BoyADM188/730
23rd March 191719th August 1917BoadiceaOrdinary SignalmanADM188/730
20th August 191711th October 1917ConquerorOrdinary SignalmanADM188/730
12th October 191723rd November 1917ConquerorSignalmanADM188/730
24th November 191727th February 1919BoadiceaSignalmanADM188/730
28th February 191918th August 1919Vivid ISignalmanADM188/730
13th March 19192nd March 1920Columbine (Grenville)SignalmanADM188/730
19th August 191920th November 1919RamilliesSignalmanADM188/730
21st November 191912th March 1919Vivid ISignalmanADM188/730
3rd March 192031st August 1921Columbine (Douglas)SignalmanADM188/730
1st September 192131st March 1922Columbine (Douglas)Leading SignalmanADM188/730
1st April 192222nd May 1923Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/730
31st July 19221st August 1922Columbine (Vidette)SignalmanADM188/730
2nd August 192220th February 1923ColumbineSignalmanADM188/730
21st February 192314th May 1923Vivid ISignalmanADM188/730
15th May 192324th September 1924HoodSignalmanADM188/730
23rd May 192330th July 1922Columbine (Vidette)SignalmanADM188/730
25th September 19246th May 1925HoodLeading SignalmanADM188/730
7th May 192515th February 1926Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/730
16th February 192623rd June 1927CaradocLeading SignalmanADM188/730
24th June 192710th September 1928CurlewLeading SignalmanADM188/730
11th September 192818th March 1929Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/730
19th March 19292nd December 1930DevonshireLeading SignalmanADM363/159
3rd December 19309th March 1932Egmont II (Vanquisher)Leading SignalmanADM363/159
10th March 193229th April 1933Vivid II (Vanquisher)Leading SignalmanADM363/159
6th July 19329th January 1933OspreyLeading SignalmanADM363/159
10th January 193310th January 1933Vivid II (Warwick)Leading SignalmanADM363/159
11th January 193331st March 1933Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM363/159
1st April 193320th December 1933BeaufortLeading SignalmanADM363/159
30th April 19335th July 1932Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM363/159
21st December 193331st December 1933Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM363/159
1st January 193421st February 1934Drake ILeading SignalmanADM363/159
22nd February 19345th October 1934TamarLeading SignalmanADM363/159
6th October 193416th December 1937Tamar II (Witch)Leading SignalmanADM363/159
1st January 193631st December 1935Norfold B (Decoy)Leading SignalmanADM363/159
1st January 193616th October 1936Tamar II (Decoy)Leading SignalmanADM363/159
17th October 19365th July 1937Drake ILeading SignalmanADM363/159
6th July 193711th January 1939Royal OakLeading SignalmanADM363/159
17th December 193731st December 1935Tamar II (Decoy)Leading SignalmanADM363/159
12th January 193924th January 1939RodneyLeading SignalmanADM363/159
25th January 193913th April 1939Royal SovereignLeading SignalmanADM363/159
14th April 193910th November 1939Drake ILeading SignalmanADM363/159
11th November 193911th November 1939OensionedLeading SignalmanADM363/159
12th November 193925th November 1939Drake ILeading SignalmanADM363/159
26th November 193917th June 1943ValiantLeading SignalmanADM363/159
18th June 1943InvalidedLeading SignalmanADM363/159

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

No known memorials

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
Service Record: ADM/363/159(Ancestry)