-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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Reginald Ackerman

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Date of birth: 9th August 1895
Place of birth: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Previous occupation: Draper's Assistant
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: J12973
Joined Hood First time: 15th May 1923 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood First time: 8th May 1925 (Leading Seaman)
Joined Hood Second time: 11th July 1925 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood Second time: 27th August 1928 (Leading Seaman)





Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and rate held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
3rd July 191113th October 1911ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th October 191127th March 1912GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th March 191228th March 1912GangesBoy 1st ClassADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th March 191226th July 1912Lord NelsonBoy 1st ClassADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th July 191213th August 1912Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th August 191229th January 1913IrresistibleBoy 1st ClassADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th January 19138th August 1913GloucesterBoy 1st ClassADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th August 191315th September 1914GloucesterOrdinary SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th September 19147th January 1915GloucesterAble SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th January 191531st March 1915Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 19151st May 1917WarspiteAble SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd May 191730th June 1917Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191714th March 1918IsisAble SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th March 191811th August 1918Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th August 19182nd February 1919ColossusAble SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd February 191930th June 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191914th September 1920ResolutionAble SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th September 192026th September 1921ResolutionLeading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th September 192113th October 1921Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th October 192131st March 1922Vivid III (Flintshire)Leading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192219th April 1923Vivid II (Flintshire)Leading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th April 192314th May 1923Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 19238th May 1925HoodLeading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th May 192510th July 1925Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th July 192527th August 1928HoodLeading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th August 19282nd September 1929Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd September 192915th October 1931OrmondeLeading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th October 19315th November 1931Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th November 193112th January 1933OspreyLeading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th January 19336th February 1933Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th February 193319th June 1934Queen ElizabethLeading SeamanADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th June 193414th November 1934Queen ElizabethActing Petty OfficerADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th November 193415th January 1935Drake IActing Petty OfficerADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th January 193519th June 1935Caledon (Castor)Acting Petty OfficerADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th June 19358th August 1935Caledon (Castor)Petty OfficerADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th September 19382nd October 1938Drakes I (Mob)Petty OfficerADM188/672
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st July 19397th June 1941CaradocPetty 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