-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 Loudon

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Date of birth: 1st February 1897
Place of birth: Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Previous occupation: Apprentice Joiner
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J27373
Joined Hood First time: 15th May 1923 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood First time: 17th January 1925 (Leading Seaman)
Joined Hood Second time: 5th May 1925 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood Second time: 6th January 1926 (Leading Seaman)





Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
31st August 191331st March 1914GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 191429th October 1914GangesBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th October 191427th November 1914Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th November 191431st January 1915CumberlandBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 191531st July 1915CumberlandOrdinary SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st August 191530th November 1915CumberlandAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st December 19154th April 1916Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th April 191628th February 1917GriveAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 191726th March 1917Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th March 19174th April 1917Vivid I (Cells)Able SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th April 191716th May 1917Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th May 191730th November 1917Cormorant (Hollyhock)Able SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st December 191731st March 1918Egmont (Hollyhock)Able SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 191830th November 1918Cormorant (Hollyhock)Able SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st December 191810th March 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th March 191922nd October 1919PegasusAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd October 19191st December 1919Crescent (Pegasus)Able SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd December 19191st December 1921PegasusAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd December 192114th December 1921YarmouthAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th December 192114th May 1923Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 192319th March 1924HoodAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th March 192417th January 1925HoodLeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th January 19254th May 1925Victory XILeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th May 19256th January 1926HoodLeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 192627th January 1926Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th January 192619th July 1926Impregnable (King George V)Leading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th July 192631st August 1926Thunderer (King George V)Leading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 19261st December 1926Erebus (King George V)Leading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd December 192631st January 1927Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
ADM188/701 via WW1 Lives at Sea