-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 Mutter

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Date of birth: 13th March 1888
Place of birth: Exeter, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: Farm Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: 230715
Joined Hood: 15th May 1923 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood: 6th January 1926 (Leading Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
16th May 190420th May 1904ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st May 19047th December 1904LionBoy 2nd ClassADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th December 190431st December 1904LionBoy 1st ClassADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 190513th September 1905ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th September 190525th January 1906St GeorgeBoy 1st ClassADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th January 190612th March 1906ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th March 190613th March 1906ImpregnableOrdinary SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th March 19069th April 1906VividOrdinary SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th April 19063rd July 1907SuffolkOrdinary SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th July 190727th April 1908SuffolkAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th April 190819th September 1908Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th September 190816th December 1908DefianceAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th December 190811th January 1909Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th January 190919th March 1909LeanderAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th March 19093rd February 1910Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th February 191021st April 1911RingdoveAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd April 19115th May 1911Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th May 191111th August 1911ForthAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th August 191112th October 1913EgmontAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th October 19134th November 1913EclipseAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th November 191314th January 1914ForthAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th January 191431st March 1915AdamantAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 191518th July 1915MaidstoneAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th August 19158th October 1915MaidstoneAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th October 191531st December 1915VernonAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 191625th June 1916DolphinAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th June 191615th February 1917TitaniaAble SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th February 191725th February 1919TitaniaLeading SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th May 191914th June 1920Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th June 192031st August 1921Cormorant (Rigorous)Leading SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 192116th December 1921DefianceLeading SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th December 192118th April 1923ImpregnableLeading SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th April 192314th May 1923Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 19236th January 1926HoodLeading SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 19265th February 1926Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th February 192617th November 1927Vivid II (Seabear)Leading SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th November 19274th July 1928Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th September 19386th October 1938DefianceLeading SeamanADM188/408
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st July 193912th April 1944DefianceLeading SeamanADM363/408
13th April 1944InvalidedLeading SeamanADM363/408


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
ADM188/408 via WW1 Lives at Sea