-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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Robert Henry Chick

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Date of birth: 25th June 1905
Place of birth: Chard, Dorset, England
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: K64201
Joined Hood: 21st May 1924 (Stoker 2nd Class)
Left Hood: 29th December 1925 (Stoker 1st Class)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
21st February 19218th October 1921ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/849
9th October 192117th April 1922ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/849
18th April 19228th June 1922Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/849
9th June 192224th June 1923HoodBoy 1st ClassADM188/849
25th June 192320th May 1924HoodOrdinary SeamanADM188/849
21st May 192431st January 1925HoodStoker 2nd ClassADM188/849
1st February 192529th December 1925HoodStoker 1st ClassADM188/849
30th December 192519th March 1926Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/849
20th March 192631st August 1926Thunderer (Carstairs)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/849
1st September 192626th October 1926Erebus (Carstairs)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/849
27th October 19265th January 1927Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/849
6th January 19277th February 1927Pembroke II (Sterling)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/849
8th February 192711th August 1928Tamar II (Sterling)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/849
12th August 192830th April 1929Bee (Gnat)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/849
1st May 19299th July 1929CarysfortStoker 1st ClassADM363/226
10th July 192912th September 1929Vivid II-VIStoker 1st ClassADM363/226
13th September 192930th June 1932Victory XI (Harebell)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/226
1st July 193213th January 1933Boscawen (Harebell)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/226
14th January 193312th May 1933Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/226
13th May 193330th November 1933Comus (Seraph)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/226
1st December 193318th December 1933Caledon (Seraph)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/226
19th December 193317th January 1934Caledon (Seraph)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/226
18th January 193423rd January 1934Caledon (Tenedos)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/226
24th January 193421st February 1934Drake IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/226
22nd February 193416th October 1936BridgwaterStoker 1st ClassADM363/226
17th October 19364th December 1936Drake IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/226
5th December 193616th April 1937Columbo (Venetia)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/226
17th April 193728th October 1938CenturionStoker 1st ClassADM363/226
29th October 193819th December 1939Drake IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/226
20th December 19391st June 1940Drake II (Havant)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/226
2nd June 19409th January 1941Drake IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/226
10th January 194120th June 1944Prince of WalesStoker 1st ClassADM363/226
21st June 1944BoacawenActing Leading Stoker (Temporary)ADM363/226

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: ADM363/226(Ancestry)