-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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Henry Frederick Jacketts

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Date of birth: 26th December 1893
Place of birth: Plymouth, Devon, England
Previous occupation: Grocer's Assistant
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: K57432
Joined Hood: 15th May 1923 (Stoker 1st Class)
Left Hood: 4th November 1925 (Stoker 1st Class)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
2nd July 19192nd September 1919Vivid IIActing Stoker 1st ClassADM188/875
3rd September 191931st March 1920London (Donegal)Acting Stoker 1st ClassADM188/875
1st April 192013th July 1920Vivid IIActing Stoker 1st ClassADM188/875
14th July 192010th November 1920CairoActing Stoker 1st ClassADM188/875
11th November 192025th December 1921CairoStoker 1st ClassADM188/875
26th December 192117th November 1922Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/875
18th November 192221st April 1923Woolwich (Spindrift)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/875
22nd April 192314th May 1923Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/875
15th May 19234th November 1925HoodStoker 1st ClassADM188/875
5th November 192514th June 1926Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/875
15th June 192630th August 1928EmeraldStoker 1st ClassADM188/875
31st August 192823rd April 1929Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/875
24th April 192930th April 1930ComusStoker 1st ClassADM363/266
1st May 193016th August 1930Carysfort (Comus)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/266
17th August 193029th August 1930Vivid II - VIStoker 1st ClassADM363/266
30th August 193015th October 1930Pembroke (Diomede)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/266
16th October 193030th January 1931DiomedeStoker 1st ClassADM363/266
31st January 193127th March 1933PhilomelStoker 1st ClassADM363/266
28th March 193311th May 1933DiomedeStoker 1st ClassADM363/266
12th May 193323rd July 1933Vivid II (NZN)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/266
24th July 193331st December 1933Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/266
1st January 193430th August 1934Drake IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/266
31st August 193431st December 1935Drake II (Cygnet)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/266
1st January 193630th September 1936Norfolk III (Cygnet)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/266
1st October 19363rd November 1936Caledon (Cygnet)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/266
4th November 193617th December 1936Columbo (Cygnet)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/266
18th December 193612th January 1937Drake IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/266
13th January 193726th May 1937Drake II (Wren)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/266
27th May 193730th June 1937Drake IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/266
1st July 193718th May 1938Shore PensionedStoker 1st ClassADM363/266
19th May 193831st January 1939Colombo (RFSP Carlisle)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/266
1st February 19396th April 1941Diomede (Caradoc)Stoker 1st ClassADM363/266
7th April 194112th June 1941Drake IIStoker 1st ClassADM363/266
13th June 19417th October 1945NemoStoker 1st ClassADM363/266
8th October 1945Released in Class AStoker 1st ClassADM363/266

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: ADM/363/266(Ancestry)