-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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Frederick Butcher

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Date of birth: 14th November 1894
Place of birth: Devonport, Devon, England
Previous occupation: Clerk
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Petty Officer Writer
Service Number: M6964
Joined Hood: 10th June 1922 (Writer 1st Class)
Left Hood: 8th January 1925 (Chief Petty Officer Writer)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
22nd December 191328th December 1913Vivid I3rd WriterADM188/1031
29th December 191323rd January 1914Pembroke I3rd WriterADM188/1031
24th January 19143rd July 1914Cyclops3rd WriterADM188/1031
4th July 19145th February 1915Pembroke I3rd WriterADM188/1031
6th February 191515th April 1915Slipper [illegible]3rd WriterADM188/1031
16th April 191512th September 1916Blonde3rd WriterADM188/1031
13th September 191630th September 1916Victorious (King Orry)3rd WriterADM188/1031
1st October 191620th December 1917Blonde3rd WriterADM188/1031
21st December 191722nd January 1918Blonde2nd WriterADM188/1031
23rd January 191830th June 1919Vivid I2nd WriterADM188/1031
1st July 191920th December 1919Vivid III2nd WriterADM188/1031
21st December 191931st March 1922Vivid III1st Class WriterADM188/1031
1st April 19229th June 1922Vivid III1st Class WriterADM188/1031
10th June 192221st December 1923Hood1st Class WriterADM188/1031
22nd December 19238th January 1925HoodChief Petty Officer WriterADM188/1031
9th January 1925Vivid IIIChief Petty Officer WriterADM188/1031

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)
Service Record: ADM/363/160(Ancestry)