-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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Joseph Williams

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Date of birth: 17th July 1887
Place of birth: Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Previous occupation: Driver
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Regulating Petty Officer
Service Number: 230326
Joined Hood: 1st April 1920 (Regulating Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 31st August 1920 (Regulating Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
16th April 19049th June 1904Pembroke IBoy 2nd ClassADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th June 190415th July 1904NorthamptonBoy 2nd ClassADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th July 190413th September 1904NorthamptonBoy 1st ClassADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th September 19048th October 1904CleopatraBoy 1st ClassADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th October 190412th October 1904Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th October 190416th July 1905VulcanBoy 1st ClassADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th July 190512th September 1906VulcanOrdinary SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th September 190630th April 1907VulcanAble SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 190718th January 1908Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th January 19088th March 1909DonegalAble SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th March 19093rd April 1911AboukirAble SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th April 191126th August 1911Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th August 191112th December 1911DefianceAble SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th December 191131st July 1913ApolloAble SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st August 19137th January 1914ApolloLeading SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th January 19147th March 1914Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th March 19149th May 1914DefianceLeading SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th May 191427th November 1914GibraltarLeading SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th November 191410th December 1914Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th December 19144th March 1915CaribbeanLeading SeamanADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th March 19158th June 1915CaribbeanPetty OfficerADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th June 191513th June 1915VictoriousPetty OfficerADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th June 191512th October 1915Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th October 191518th November 1915HeartyPetty OfficerADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th November 19151st May 1916WallarooPetty OfficerADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd May 191618th May 1916Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th May 191616th August 1916VividShip's Corporal Second ClassADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th August 191631st January 1917LionShip's Corporal Second ClassADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 191725th April 1919LionShip's Corporal First ClassADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th April 19194th March 1920LionRegulating Petty OfficerADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th March 192031st March 1920Crescent (Hood)Regulating Petty OfficerADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192031st August 1920HoodRegulating Petty OfficerADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 192016th March 1921ColossusRegulating Petty OfficerADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th March 192120th January 1922Vivid IIIRegulating Petty OfficerADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st January 192218th January 1924FantomeRegulating Petty OfficerADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th January 19241st April 1924Vivid IIRegulating Petty OfficerADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd April 19244th May 1927DefianceRegulating Petty OfficerADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th May 192712th May 1927DefianceMaster at ArmsADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th May 192716th July 1927Vivid IIMaster at ArmsADM188/407
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials

Sources
ADM188/407 via WW1 Lives at Sea