-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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William Heagerty

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Date of birth: 17th March 1884
Place of birth: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Previous occupation: Scholar
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: 215552
Joined Hood First time: 15th May 1923 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood First time: 15th November 1924 (Leading Seaman)
Joined Hood First time: Before 27th November 1923 (Empire Cruise)
Left Hood First time: After 28th September 1924 (Empire Cruise)





Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
1st June 190130th August 1901NorthamptonBoy 2nd ClassADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st August 190121st October 1901NorthamptonBoy 1st ClassADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd October 190119th December 1901CleopatraBoy 1st ClassADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th December 190117th January 1902VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th January 190216th March 1902MagnificentBoy 1st ClassADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th March 19026th February 1903MagnificentOrdinary SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th February 190320th July 1903Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st July 190329th October 1904HyacinthOrdinary SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th October 19041st July 1905HyacinthAble SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th August 190520th April 1906HyacinthAble SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st April 19069th July 1906Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th July 19063rd September 1906NileAble SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th September 190615th January 1907NileAble SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th January 19074th March 1907NileAble SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th March 190717th June 1907MarsAble SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th June 19072nd March 1909New ZealandAble SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th March 19099th August 1909New ZealandAble SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th August 19092nd November 1909Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd November 190929th September 1911BlakeAble SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th March 191116th August 1911CornwallisAble SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th September 19113rd November 1911PresidentAble SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th November 19119th July 1912PresidentAble SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th July 19125th August 1912Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th August 19127th March 1913EndeavourAble SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th March 191327th March 1913Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th March 191324th October 1914FantomeAble SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th October 19144th January 1915Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th January 191524th January 1917CordeliaAble SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th January 191714th July 1917Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th July 191713th May 1918Colleen (Julia)Able SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th May 191831st May 1918Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st June 19189th July 1918Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th July 191831st October 1918Eaglet (Kilburn)Leading SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 191831st December 1918Idaho (Kilburn)Leading SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 191931st January 1919Zaria (Kilburn)Leading SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 19195th March 1919Hermione (Kilburn)Leading SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th March 191930th June 1919Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191912th October 1921TigerLeading SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th October 192114th May 1923Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 192315th November 1924HoodLeading SeamanADM188/378
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
ADM188/378 via WW1 Lives at Sea