|Victorian Naval Campaign Groups
|John Henwood was born on 21 Apl 1836 in Torpoint
Cornwall. He signed on in the RN on 12 Oct ’62 aged 26 yrs
5 months, old for the time. His trade was shown as
Shipwright so he likely apprenticed in the dockyards prior to
entry. He was a short man, only 5’ 2” when he signed on. He
could read & write which was understandable if he had
served an apprenticeship.
He first served as a Shipwright then as a Caulker’s mate on
board HMS Leopard until 29 Sep ’66 when she was paid off
The following day he signed on Devonport Dockyard as a
Shipwright & was employed there until 2 May ’68.