-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Crew List

It is estimated that as many as 9,000 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 Henry Vosper

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Date of birth: 17th May 1888
Place of birth: Okehampton, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: Telegraph Messenger's Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: 232217
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
7th September 190424th April 1905ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/411
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th April 190526th January 1906ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/411
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th January 19064th May 1906St GeorgeBoy 1st ClassADM188/411
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th May 190612th May 1906Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/411
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th May 190616th May 1906QueenBoy 1st ClassADM188/411
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th May 19064th May 1907QueenOrdinary SeamanADM188/411
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th May 190714th December 1908QueenAble SeamanADM188/411
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th December 19083rd February 1909Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/411
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th February 19097th April 1909Sapphire IAble SeamanADM188/411
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th April 190929th May 1909VividAble SeamanADM188/411
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th May 190931st May 1910CommonwealthAble SeamanADM188/411
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st June 191017th June 1910Victory IAble SeamanADM188/411
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th June 19107th December 1910CommonwealthAble SeamanADM188/411
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th December 191024th April 1911Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/411
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th April 191126th March 1912SentinelAble SeamanADM188/411
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th March 191230th March 1914BellonaAble SeamanADM188/411
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st March 191415th June 1914Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/411
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th June 191431st December 1917MarlboroughAble SeamanADM188/411
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 19181st November 1920MarlboroughLeading SeamanADM188/411
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd November 192014th May 1923Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/411
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 19236th January 1926HoodLeading SeamanADM188/411
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 192629th June 1926Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/411
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th June 19262nd May 1927DefianceLeading SeamanADM188/411
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd May 192725th May 1927Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/411
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th May 192721st March 1928ValiantLeading SeamanADM188/411
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd March 192816th May 1928Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/411
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials

Sources
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
ADM188/411 via WW1 Lives at Sea