-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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Harry Ainsworth

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Date of birth: 3rd June 1894
Place of birth: Manchester, Lancashire, England
Previous occupation: Barman
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J12840
Joined Hood: 15th May 1923 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 6th January 1926 (Able Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and rate held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
26th July 191113th October 1911Ganges IIBoy 2nd ClassADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th October 191125th October 1911EssexBoy 2nd ClassADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th October 191114th January 1912EssexBoy 1st ClassADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th January 191213th February 1912Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th February 19122nd June 1912DevonshireBoy 1st ClassADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd June 191218th November 1913DevonshireOrdinary SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th November 191323rd January 1914DevonshireAble SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th January 19141st June 1914Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd June 19143rd July 1918MarlboroughAble SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th July 19186th March 1919MarlboroughLeading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th March 191925th April 1919Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th April 191922nd October 1919Victory ILeading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd October 191930th November 1919PowerfulLeading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st December 191927th January 1920ImpregnableLeading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th January 19206th May 1920Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th May 19204th November 1920BritonLeading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th November 19203rd January 1921Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th January 19215th August 1921LuciaLeading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th August 19219th September 1921LuciaAble SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th September 192119th December 1921Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th December 19216th April 1922JuliusAble SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th April 192217th April 1922JuliusAble SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th April 192218th December 1922King George VAble SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th January 19238th February 1923King George VAble SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th February 192314th May 1923Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 19236th January 1926HoodAble SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 192612th January 1926Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th January 19264th March 1926Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th March 192631st August 1926Thunderer (Erebus)Leading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 192629th October 1926ErebusLeading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th October 192625th May 1927Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th May 192712th February 1929ValiantLeading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th February 192917th March 1930Queen ElizabethLeading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th March 19306th June 1930Vivid I (1)Leading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th June 193019th April 1931Carysfort (Carstairs)Leading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th April 193124th April 1931Comus (Carstairs)Leading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th April 193118th August 1931LuciaLeading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th August 19311st January 1932LuciaActing Petty OfficerADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd January 19328th May 1932Vivid IActing Petty OfficerADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th May 193218th August 1932Egmont (Chrysanthemum)Acting Petty OfficerADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th August 193230th June 1933Egmont (Chrysanthemum)Petty OfficerADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 193329th May 1934St Angelo (Chrysanthemum)Petty OfficerADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th May 193423rd July 1934Drake IPetty OfficerADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th July 193519th July 1935Drake I (Review)Petty Officer (Pensioner)ADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.




Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
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
ADM188/672 via WW1 Lives at Sea