-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 Phillips

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Date of birth: 26th April 1888
Place of birth: Stonehouse, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: Errand Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: 233738
Joined Hood First time: 10th August 1923 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood First time: 27th September 1923 (Leading Seaman)
Joined Hood Second time: 27th October 1923 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood Second time: 2nd November 1924 (Leading Seaman)





Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
6th April 190510th July 1905Boscawen IIIBoy 2nd ClassADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th July 190513th September 1905Boscawen IIIBoy 1st ClassADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th September 190522nd January 1906HawkeBoy 1st ClassADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd January 190610th February 1906VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th February 19069th April 1906DonegalBoy 1st ClassADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th April 190625th April 1906MonmouthBoy 1st ClassADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th April 190630th October 1907MonmouthOrdinary SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st October 190721st February 1908MonmouthAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd February 190814th April 1908AmphitriteAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th April 190822nd August 1908Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd August 190814th November 1908DefianceAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th November 19082nd December 1908Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd December 190821st October 1909TheseusAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd October 19093rd January 1910ForthAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th January 191012th February 1912VulcanAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th February 191221st March 1912HebeAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd March 191222nd April 1912VulcanAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd April 191230th September 1913ForthAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 191312th October 1913EclipseAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th October 191331st October 1914EgmontAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 191431st March 1915BlenheimAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 191512th September 1915AdamantAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th September 191530th September 1915EgmontAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 191531st December 1915QueenAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 191624th July 1916B 11Able SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th July 191631st August 1916DolphinAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 191620th February 1917LuciaAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st February 191728th April 1917DolphinAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th April 191730th April 1917DolphinLeading SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 191731st July 1917Maidstone (C 28)Leading SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st August 191731st December 1918Dolphin (C 28)Leading SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 191920th February 1919DolphinLeading SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th January 192125th February 1921Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th February 192127th May 1921DefianceLeading SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th May 19219th August 1923Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th August 192327th September 1923HoodLeading SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th September 192326th October 1923Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th October 19232nd November 1924HoodLeading SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd November 192431st October 1925AssistanceLeading SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 19257th May 1926AssistanceActing Petty OfficerADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th May 192631st October 1926Vivid IActing Petty OfficerADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 192630th August 1927Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st August 19273rd January 1930ComusPetty OfficerADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th January 193027th March 1930Vivid I-IPetty OfficerADM363/272
28th March 193028th November 1939PensionedPetty OfficerADM363/272
29th November 193917th March 1945Drake IPetty OfficerADM363/272


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
ADM188/414 via WW1 Lives at Sea