-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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Rossiter Doyle

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Date of birth: 10th October 1890
Place of birth: Lismore, Waterford, Ireland
Previous occupation: Hardware labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist
Service Number: 239654
Joined Hood: 27th August 1928 (Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist)
Left Hood: 1st January 1929 (Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and rate held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
10th September 19079th November 1907Ganges IIBoy 2nd ClassADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th November 190710th May 1908Ganges IIBoy 1st ClassADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th May 19089th October 1908LeviathanBoy 1st ClassADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th October 190819th January 1909LeviathanOrdinary SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th January 19096th February 1909LeviathanOrdinary TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th February 19093rd May 1909DorisOrdinary TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th May 190928th November 1909TalbotOrdinary TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th November 19091st March 1911TalbotTelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd March 19114th August 1911SapphireTelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th August 191130th October 1911SapphireActing Leading TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st October 19114th August 1912AttentiveActing Leading TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th August 191213th August 1912AttentiveLeading TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th August 191211th November 1912DefianceLeading TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th November 191230th September 1913BlakeLeading TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 191324th October 1913Vivid ILeading TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th October 191331st December 1913DefianceLeading TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 19149th March 1915EssexLeading TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th March 191531st March 1915EssexPetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 191519th August 1915DefiancePetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th August 191530th November 1915PelorusPetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st December 191517th March 1916CormorantPetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th March 191615th May 1916DefiancePetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th May 191612th October 1916VividPetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th October 191631st January 1919GloriousPetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 191915th April 1919Vivid IPetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th April 191929th May 1919ValiantPetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th May 191930th September 1919Vivid IPetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 191928th November 1919Victory IPetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th November 191931st August 1921Vivid IPetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 19212nd September 1921Vivid IChief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd September 19217th January 1922Crescent (Snapdragon)Chief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th January 19225th July 1923Columbine (Campbell)Chief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th July 192331st March 1924Diligence (Stuart)Chief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 19243rd December 1924Sandhurst (Stuart)Chief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th December 192421st May 1925Sandhurst (Spenser)Chief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd May 192531st October 1925Sandhurst (Keppel)Chief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 19258th December 1925Egmont II (Keppel)Chief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th December 19252nd February 1926Vivid II (Keppel)Chief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd February 192623rd March 1926Vivid IChief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th March 192613th April 1926Vivid II (Douglas)Chief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th April 19263rd May 1926Victory IChief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th May 192619th May 1926Vivid IChief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th May 192626th August 1928Victory IChief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th August 19281st January 1929HoodChief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/426
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)
ADM188/426 via WW1 Lives at Sea