-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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Noah Samuel Watts

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Date of birth: 13th April 1891
Place of birth: Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales
Previous occupation: Tin Plate Worker
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: 238183
Joined Hood: 1st April 1927 (Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 30th April 1928 (Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
19th February 19075th December 1907ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th December 190720th January 1908ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st January 19089th May 1908HogueBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th May 190823rd May 1908Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th May 19086th November 1908DorisBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th November 190812th April 1909New ZealandBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th April 19099th August 1909New ZealandOrdinary SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th August 19095th September 1909Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th September 190923rd September 1910TalbotOrdinary SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th September 191015th December 1910TalbotAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th December 191016th January 1911Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th January 19113rd June 1913BlakeAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th June 19134th October 1913Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th October 191316th January 1914DefianceAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th January 19148th August 1915AdventureAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th August 19151st September 1915DolphinAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd September 19156th October 1915Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th October 191513th November 1915Vivid II (Redpole)Able SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th November 191531st March 1916Pembroke II (Redpole)Able SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 191611th June 1916Pembroke II (Redpole)Leading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th June 19162nd November 1918Blenheim (Redpole)Leading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd November 191820th January 1919Blenheim (Archer)Leading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st January 19193rd March 1919BlenheimLeading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th March 191931st March 1919Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 19192nd June 1919Apollo (Redpole)Leading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd June 191930th September 1919Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 191920th June 1921ValiantLeading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st June 192121st July 1921Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th August 192131st October 1921Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 192114th July 1922DurbanLeading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th July 192213th February 1924DurbanPetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th February 19246th April 1924WeymouthPetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th April 192431st March 1927Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192730th April 1928HoodPetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 19286th July 1928Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th July 192819th February 1929ImpregnablePetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th February 192910th September 1929Vivid I-IPetty OfficerADM363/409
11th September 192915th June 1930Egmont I (Minesweepers)Petty OfficerADM363/409
16th June 193026th September 1930Vivid I-IPetty OfficerADM363/409
27th September 193019th April 1931Carysfort (Castor)Petty OfficerADM363/409
20th April 193119th May 1931Comus (Castor)Petty OfficerADM363/409
20th May 193120th May 1931Shore PensionedPetty OfficerADM363/409
21st May 1931Joined RFRPetty OfficerADM363/409


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials

Sources
ADM188/423 via WW1 Lives at Sea