-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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Charles Wills

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Date of birth: 28th August 1886
Place of birth: Ardmore, Waterford, Ireland
Previous occupation: Hardware Shop
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: 229210
Joined Hood: 13th August 1921 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 14th May 1923 (Leading Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
13th January 190424th March 1904NorthamptonBoy 2nd ClassADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th March 190412th April 1904CalliopeBoy 2nd ClassADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th April 190427th August 1904CalliopeBoy 1st ClassADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th August 190413th September 1904CalliopeOrdinary SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th September 190427th October 1904Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th October 190410th September 1905DonegalOrdinary SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th September 190530th October 1905DonegalAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st October 19054th December 1905Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th December 19059th July 1906NileAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th July 190629th May 1908ImplacableAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th May 19082nd June 1909Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd June 190931st May 1910LeanderAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st June 191014th August 1910BlakeAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th August 191030th January 1911LeanderAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st January 191110th February 1911TalbotAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th February 191118th December 1911OrontesAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd January 19127th May 1912SwiftsureAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th May 19123rd June 1912Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th June 191229th February 1916LionAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 19164th July 1917LionLeading SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th July 191719th November 1917Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th November 191710th May 1918Dido (Satyr)Leading SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th May 191814th July 1918Dido (Satyr)Able SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th July 19183rd March 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th January 192112th August 1921Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th August 192131st December 1921HoodAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 192214th May 1923HoodLeading SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 192312th June 1923Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th June 19234th September 1924Vivid II (Tenacious)Leading SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th September 192415th September 1924Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th September 19246th January 1926RamilliesLeading SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 192619th March 1926Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th March 192616th April 1926Vivid II (Serene)Leading SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th April 192630th June 1926Vivid II (Sparrowhawk)Leading SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 192630th September 1926Vivid II (Senator)Leading SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 192616th January 1927Vivid II (Scimitar)Leading SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th January 192731st March 1927Vivid II (Tactitian)Leading SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192730th June 1927Vivid II (Spindrift)Leading SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 192710th August 1927Vivid II (Sparrowhawk)Leading SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th August 192726th August 1927Vivid II (Simoom)Leading SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th August 19276th September 1928Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/405 via WW1 Lives at Sea