-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Herbert Goodwin Vickers

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Date of birth: 28th August 1903
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Previous occupation: Baker's Assistant
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Petty Officer Cook
Service Number: P/M 36816
Joined Hood: 18th October 1940 (Chief Petty Officer Cook)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Chief Petty Officer Cook)
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Biographical Information:

Herbert was born on 28th August 1903 in Portsmouth, Hampshire. He attended The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook from January 1915 to January 1919. He entered the Navy and was trained at H.M.S. St. Vincent. He was 37 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
3rd October 192131st December 1921Victory IIIAssistant CookADM188/1091
1st January 19222nd June 1922Victory IIAssistant CookADM188/1091
3rd June 192229th August 1922Victory IICookADM188/1091
30th August 192223rd April 1924CenturionCookADM188/1091
24th April 19249th July 1924Victory IICookADM188/1091
10th July 192430th June 1925Excellent (Southdown)CookADM188/1091
1st July 192512th February 1926Excellent (Southdown)Leading CookADM188/1091
13th February 192620th April 1926Victory IILeading CookADM188/1091
21st April 192630th August 1926Columbine (Serapis)Leading CookADM188/1091
31st August 192613th May 1929RenownLeading CookADM188/1091
14th May 192924th July 1929Victory II - IVLeading CookADM363/173
25th July 19297th May 1931DolphinLeading CookADM363/173
8th May 19311st June 1931Dolphin (S.C.)Leading CookADM363/173
2nd June 19315th August 1931Cyclops (S.C.)Leading CookADM363/173
6th August 193123rd May 1932Cyclops (Otway)Leading CookADM363/173
24th May 193219th May 1933Cyclops (Otway)Petty Officer CookADM363/173
20th May 193331st July 1933Dolphin (S.C.)Petty Officer CookADM363/173
1st August 193320th October 1933Victory IIPetty Officer CookADM363/173
21st October 193330th September 1934Vernon (Wrestler)Petty Officer CookADM363/173
1st October 193422nd October 1934Victory IIPetty Officer CookADM363/173
23rd October 193416th December 1934St. Angelo II (Delight)Petty Officer CookADM363/173
17th December 193414th July 1936St. Angelo II (Wild Swan)Petty Officer CookADM363/173
15th July 193631st August 1936Victory II (Wild Swan)Petty Officer CookADM363/173
1st September 193631st August 1937Victory IIPetty Officer CookADM363/173
1st September 19377th September 1937Victory IIChief Petty Officer CookADM363/173
8th September 193715th September 1937GlasgowChief Petty Officer CookADM363/173
16th September 193728th November 1937Victory IIChief Petty Officer CookADM363/173
29th November 193713th January 1939NelsonChief Petty Officer CookADM363/173
14th January 19392nd March 1939Victory IIChief Petty Officer CookADM363/173
3rd March 193923rd May 1939Victory II (F.A.A.)Chief Petty Officer CookADM363/173
24th May 193915th August 1940DaedalusChief Petty Officer CookADM363/173
16th August 194017th October 1940Victory IIChief Petty Officer CookADM363/173
18th October 194024th May 1941HoodChief Petty Officer CookADM363/173

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Herbert's name is in Column 3 of Panel 57.

Detail of Herbert's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Monty Callow, Alumni Relations Officer, The Royal Hospital School (information, November 2016)
The National Archives (ADM 188/1091)