-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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Thomas Vincent Williams

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Date of birth: 20th October 1897
Place of birth: Mountain Ash, Glamorganshire, Wales
Previous occupation: Collier
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: J28879
Joined Hood: 14th 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
30th April 1919[...] (Tetrarch)Able SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st December 191212th July 1913ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th July 191313th July 1914ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th July 191427th November 1914EndymionBoy 1st ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th November 191410th December 1914Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th December 19148th June 1915CaribbeanBoy 1st ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th June 191519th October 1915VictorianBoy 1st ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th October 191519th April 1916VictorianOrdinary SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th April 191625th September 1916VictorianAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th September 191619th June 1917Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th June 1917Dido (Tetrarch)Able SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 191914th May 1919Vivid IIAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 191918th June 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th June 191931st October 1919Leander (Venturous)Able SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 191931st December 1919Columbine (Venturous)Able SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 192013th September 1921Columbine (Valhalla)Able SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th September 192122nd May 1922Columbine (Valhalla)Leading SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd May 19227th November 1922Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th November 192213th May 1923WoolwichLeading SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th May 19236th January 1926HoodLeading SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 192629th January 1926Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th January 19261st February 1926Vivid IActing Petty OfficerADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd February 192631st May 1926ImpregnableActing Petty OfficerADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st June 192629th January 1927Vivid IActing Petty OfficerADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th January 19271st July 1927Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd July 192731st August 1927CalliopePetty OfficerADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 192729th August 1928Hawkins (Petersfield)Petty OfficerADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th August 192830th April 1930Kent (Petersfield)Petty OfficerADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 19306th July 1930VindictivePetty OfficerADM363/49
7th July 193010th September 1930Vivid I-IPetty OfficerADM363/49
11th September 19301st December 1930St. VincentPetty OfficerADM363/49
2nd December 19307th December 1930Vivid I-IPetty OfficerADM363/49
8th December 19302nd September 1931DefiancePetty OfficerADM363/49
3rd September 19316th January 1933MalayaPetty OfficerADM363/49
7th January 193316th March 1933ComusPetty OfficerADM363/49
17th March 193314th September 1934MalayaPetty OfficerADM363/49
15th September 19348th October 1934Drake IPetty OfficerADM363/49
9th October 193417th September 1936BidefordPetty OfficerADM363/49
18th September 193616th November 1936BidefordChief Petty OfficerADM363/49
17th November 193618th October 1937Drake IChief Petty OfficerADM363/49
19th October 193727th September 1938PensionedChief Petty OfficerADM363/49
28th September 19381st October 1938Drake IChief Petty OfficerADM363/49
2nd October 193825th April 1940DemobilisedChief Petty OfficerADM363/49
26th April 194019th May 1940Drake IChief Petty OfficerADM363/49
20th May 194027th November 1940RaleighChief Petty OfficerADM363/49
28th November 194020th September 1945Royal ArthurChief Petty OfficerADM363/49
21st September 1945Released Class AChief Petty OfficerADM363/49


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials

Sources
ADM188/704 via WW1 Lives at Sea