-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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Wallace Widdecombe

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Date of birth: 9th February 1879
Place of birth: Saltash, Cornwall, England
Previous occupation: Cooper
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Cooper
Service Number: 344240
Joined Hood: 7th September 1920 (Chief Cooper)
Left Hood: 8th June 1922 (Chief Cooper)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
12th June 190113th February 1905Vivid IICooper 2nd ClassADM188/521
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th February 190511th June 1905GoldfinchCooper 2nd ClassADM188/521
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th June 190524th October 1906GoldfinchCooperADM188/521
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th October 190627th November 1906Vivid IICooperADM188/521
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th November 190615th December 1906IndusCooperADM188/521
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th December 19064th November 1907CambridgeCooperADM188/521
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th November 190728th February 1908Vivid IICooperADM188/521
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th February 190829th October 1908IndusCooperADM188/521
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th October 19083rd May 1909Vivid IICooperADM188/521
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th May 19096th December 1911DorisCooperADM188/521
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th December 19113rd February 1914Vivid IICooperADM188/521
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th February 191422nd November 1916OrionCooperADM188/521
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd November 191614th November 1917Vivid IICooperADM188/521
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th November 191730th September 1918DevonshireCooperADM188/521
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 191821st May 1919DevonshireCooper 1st Class (NS)ADM188/521
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd May 191930th June 1919Vivid IICooper 1st Class (NS)ADM188/521
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191922nd July 1919Vivid IIICooper 1st Class (NS)ADM188/521
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd July 19192nd February 1920ApolloCooper 1st Class (NS)ADM188/521
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd February 192031st March 1920WoolwichCooper 1st Class (NS)ADM188/521
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192010th August 1920WoolwichChief CooperADM188/521
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th August 19206th September 1920Vivid IIIChief CooperADM188/521
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th September 19208th June 1922HoodChief CooperADM188/521
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials

Sources
ADM188/521 via WW1 Lives at Sea