-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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Charles Henry Cummins

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Date of birth: 11th July 1904
Place of birth: Plymouth, Devon, England
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J97784
Joined Hood: 25th May 1921 (Boy 1st Class)
Left Hood: 14th May 1923 (Able Seaman)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
7th July 192030th January 1921ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/842
31st January 19213rd February 1921Thunderer (Conqueror)Boy 2nd ClassADM188/842
4th February 192124th February 1921Thunderer (Conqueror)Boy 1st ClassADM188/842
25th February 192110th February 1922HoodBoy 1st ClassADM188/842
11th February 192230th November 1922HoodOrdinary SeamanADM188/842
1st December 192214th May 1923HoodAble SeamanADM188/842
15th May 19237th October 1923Vivid IIAble SeamanADM188/842
8th October 192331st March 1924Diligence (Wren)Able SeamanADM188/842
1st April 192419th February 1925Sandhurst (Wren)Able SeamanADM188/842
20th February 192519th April 1925Sandhurst (Wolsey)Able SeamanADM188/842
20th April 192523rd April 1925Sandhurst (Wren)Able SeamanADM188/842
24th April 192531st October 1925Sandhurst (Wren)Leading SeamanADM188/842
1st November 192515th March 1926Egmont II (Wren)Leading SeamanADM188/842
16th March 192631st March 1926Vivid II (Wren)Leading SeamanADM188/842
1st April 192618th March 1929Vivid IILeading SeamanADM188/842
19th March 19295th August 1930DurbanLeading SeamanADM363/198
6th August 193031st December 1931Vivid I-ILeading SeamanADM363/198
1st January 193213th March 1932ExeterLeading SeamanADM363/198
14th March 193222nd April 1932ExeterActing Petty OfficerADM363/198
23rd April 193213th March 1933Vivid IActing Petty OfficerADM363/198
14th March 19335th April 1933Vivid IPetty OfficerADM363/198
6th April 193317th August 1933Vivid IIActing Regulating Petty OfficerADM363/198
18th August 19335th April 1934MalayaActing Regulating Petty OfficerADM363/198
6th April 193415th October 1934MalayaRegulating Petty OfficerADM363/198
16th October 193415th November 1934Drake IIRegulating Petty OfficerADM363/198
16th November 193411th June 1937HermesRegulating Petty OfficerADM363/198
12th June 19373rd September 1937Drake IIRegulating Petty OfficerADM363/198
4th September 193730th September 1937DefianceMaster at ArmsADM363/198
1st October 193731st December 1937Drake IIMaster at ArmsADM363/198
1st January 193830th September 1939CenturionMaster at ArmsADM363/198
1st October 193931st March 1941Defiance (Centurion)Master at ArmsADM363/198
1st April 1941UnknownParisMaster at ArmsADM363/198
Unknown10th December 1941RepulseMaster at ArmsADM363/198

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/363/198(Ancestry)