-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 John Larkworthy

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Date of birth: 1st August 1887
Place of birth: Exeter, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Stoker
Service Number: 309552
Joined Hood: 15th May 1923 (Leading Stoker)
Left Hood: 29th December 1925 (Acting Stoker Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
15th January 190613th July 1906Vivid IIStoker 2nd classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th July 19065th November 1906MagnificentStoker 2nd classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th November 190618th January 1907Vivid IIStoker 2nd classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th January 190726th February 1907CornwallStoker 2nd classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th March 190729th May 1907CornwallStoker 2nd classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th May 190717th September 1907CornwallStoker 1st classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th September 190720th September 1907Vivid IIStoker 1st classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st September 190722nd September 1908Sapphire IIStoker 1st classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th September 19082nd June 1909Sapphire IIStoker 1st classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd June 190931st January 1910BlakeStoker 1st classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 191028th February 1910Vivid IIStoker 1st classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 19102nd August 1910HannibalStoker 1st classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th August 191014th December 1910HannibalStoker 1st classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th December 19109th March 1911QueenStoker 1st classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th March 19116th July 1911QueenStoker 1st classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th July 191114th May 1912QueenStoker 1st classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 191231st July 1912Vivid IIStoker 1st classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th August 191216th October 1912Vivid IIStoker 1st classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th October 191214th October 1913ApolloStoker 1st classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th November 191317th November 1913ApolloStoker 1st classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th November 191324th November 1913Vivid IIStoker 1st classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th November 191324th April 1914ColossusStoker 1st classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th April 191419th June 1914CyclopsStoker 1st classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th June 191417th May 1915ColossusStoker 1st classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th May 191512th January 1916Vivid IIStoker 1st classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th January 191630th September 1918ValiantStoker 1st classADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 191831st March 1919ValiantActing Leading StokerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 19195th December 1919ValiantLeading StokerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th December 191926th January 1920RAN (London Depot) SuccessLeading StokerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th January 192024th May 1921Anzac (London Depot)Leading StokerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th May 192114th August 1921BrisbaneLeading StokerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th August 19215th October 1921PenguinLeading StokerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th October 192112th December 1921BrisbaneLeading StokerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th December 192125th March 1922Hma London DepotLeading StokerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th March 192225th April 1922Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th April 192218th May 1922Woolwich (Taurus)Leading StokerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th May 192230th June 1922Woolwich (Strenuous)Leading StokerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 19226th February 1923Woolwich (Taurus)Leading StokerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th February 192314th May 1923Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 192331st October 1925HoodLeading StokerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 192529th December 1925HoodActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th December 192530th September 1926Vivid IIActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 192631st October 1926EagleActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 192618th June 1927EagleStoker Petty OfficerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th June 192724th April 1928Vivid IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/506
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
ADM188/506 via WW1 Lives at Sea