-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Crew List
Updated 17-Apr-2010

It is estimated that as many as 9,000 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.

Chainbar divider

Henry Charles Ketteringham

Date of Birth:

Place of Birth: Camberwell
Former Occupation: Slater's mate
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: K 55528
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Petty Officer Stoker (Acting)
Period in Hood: 15 August 1925 to 28 August 1927
Biographical Information: Not known

Periods of Engagement

Date and PeriodAgeHeightChestHairEyesComplexionWounds / scars
29 March 1919 - 12 YearsFE5ft 6 1/2in38FairBlueFair 

Ship& Ratings

ShipRatingDate fromDate toDischarge details
Vivid IIStoker 2nd Class17 March 1919Not known 
Vivid IIActing Stoker 1st Class29 March 191913 May 1919 
DauntlessActing Stoker 1st Class14 May 1919Not known 
DauntlessStoker 1st Class1 December 191910 February 1921 
Vivid IIStoker 1st Class11 February 192117 June 1921 
Pembroke IIStoker 1st Class18 June 192118 November 1921 
BluebellStoker 1st Class19 November 192112 July 1922 
DurbanStoker 1st Class13 July 1922Not known 


G129 March 1922 
2nd29 March 1927 

Character and Ability

31 December 1919VGSat
31 December 1920VGSup
31 December 1921VGSupr

Other Information

NB. Illegible / minor remarks may have been omitted

 :Passed Educ test 6/3/23
 :Passed Educationally for Petty Officer 6/3/23
 :Passed Educ & Prof for S.P.O. 8/4/25

Additional Photos

On the superstructure
(Paul Bevand)