-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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Edgar Robert Gater

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Date of birth: 11th October 1883
Place of birth: Lympstone, Devon , England
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: 204054
Joined Hood: 15th April 1920 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood: 14th November 1920 (Leading Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and rate held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
25th April 18997th February 1900ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/355
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th February 190029th August 1900ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/355
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30th August 190011th October 1900AgincourtBoy 1st ClassADM188/355
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12th October 190028th June 1901NileBoy 1st ClassADM188/355
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29th June 190110th October 1901NiobeBoy 1st ClassADM188/355
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11th October 190127th August 1902NiobeOrdinary SeamanADM188/355
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4th September 190224th October 1902NiobeOrdinary SeamanADM188/355
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25th October 190210th November 1902VividOrdinary SeamanADM188/355
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11th November 19027th September 1903FloraOrdinary SeamanADM188/355
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8th September 190316th January 1905FloraAble SeamanADM188/355
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17th January 19054th March 1905VividAble SeamanADM188/355
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5th March 190530th September 1905DefianceAble SeamanADM188/355
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1st October 190528th October 1905VividAble SeamanADM188/355
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29th October 190515th October 1906SiriusAble SeamanADM188/355
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16th October 190613th March 1908PelorusAble SeamanADM188/355
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25th March 190823rd April 1909PelorusAble SeamanADM188/355
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24th April 19099th October 1909Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/355
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10th October 190915th January 1910DefianceAble SeamanADM188/355
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16th January 19107th February 1910VividAble SeamanADM188/355
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8th February 191025th March 1912BellonaAble SeamanADM188/355
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26th March 191227th April 1912Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/355
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28th April 191212th August 1912DefianceAble SeamanADM188/355
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13th August 191220th September 1913CornwallisAble SeamanADM188/355
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21st September 19137th October 1913Victory IAble SeamanADM188/355
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8th October 191318th December 1913VividAble SeamanADM188/355
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19th December 191331st March 1914RoxburghAble SeamanADM188/355
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1st April 191426th March 1915RoxburghLeading SeamanADM188/355
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27th March 19157th April 1915Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/355
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8th April 19159th June 1915DefianceLeading SeamanADM188/355
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10th June 191513th June 1915CleopatraLeading SeamanADM188/355
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14th June 191522nd June 1917CleopatraAble SeamanADM188/355
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23rd June 191725th June 1917Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/355
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26th June 191722nd July 1917DefianceAble SeamanADM188/355
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23rd July 191727th July 1917PargustAble SeamanADM188/355
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28th July 191718th August 1917DunravenAble SeamanADM188/355
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19th August 191724th October 1917Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/355
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25th October 191731st August 1918Idaho (P 43)Able SeamanADM188/355
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1st September 191814th December 1918Idaho (P 43)Leading SeamanADM188/355
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15th December 19187th March 1919Vivid II (P 43)Leading SeamanADM188/355
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8th March 191919th February 1920Gibraltar (P 43)Leading SeamanADM188/355
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20th February 192014th April 1920Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/355
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15th April 192014th November 1920HoodLeading SeamanADM188/355
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15th November 192011th January 1921DefianceLeading SeamanADM188/355
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12th January 19217th June 1922DefiancePetty OfficerADM188/355
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29th September 19386th October 1938DefiancePetty Officer PensionerADM188/355
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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)
ADM188/355 via WW1 Lives at Sea