-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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Walter Willetts

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Date of birth: 20th October 1898
Place of birth: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Previous occupation: Rubber Worker
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J29217
Joined Hood: 2nd January 1926 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 27th August 1928 (Able Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
13th January 191412th July 1914ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th July 191413th July 1914ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th July 191430th July 1914EndymionBoy 1st ClassADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st July 191419th April 1916CumberlandBoy 1st ClassADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th April 191620th October 1916CumberlandOrdinary SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st October 19165th March 1917Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th March 19178th April 1917ThundererOrdinary SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th April 191720th October 1919ThundererAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st October 191927th November 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th November 191930th August 1921Blenheim (Seraphes)Able SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st August 19215th September 1921Blenheim (Torch)Able SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th September 192111th September 1921DiligenceAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th September 192130th September 1921BlenheimAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 192124th October 1921Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th October 19219th April 1922DefianceAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th April 192213th June 1922Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th June 192215th October 1924CapetownAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th October 192418th November 1924Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th November 19241st January 1926DefianceAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd January 192627th August 1928HoodAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th August 192819th October 1928DefianceAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th September 19383rd October 1938Drake I (2) (Mob)Able SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials

Sources
ADM188/705 via WW1 Lives at Sea