-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 William Smith

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Date of birth: 17th December 1891
Place of birth: Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Previous occupation: Apprentice Lithographer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: 239658
Joined Hood: 15th April 1920 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 13th December 1921 (Able Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
11th September 190723rd April 1908ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th April 190823rd May 1908ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th May 190811th September 1908Victory IBoy 1st ClassADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th September 19088th February 1909ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th February 19098th March 1909SutlejBoy 1st ClassADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th March 190929th April 1909DonegalBoy 1st ClassADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th April 19097th May 1909VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th May 190918th July 1909CarnarvonBoy 1st ClassADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th July 190916th December 1909AboukirBoy 1st ClassADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th December 19093rd April 1911AboukirOrdinary SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th April 191115th May 1911Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th May 19113rd July 1912TemeraireOrdinary SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th July 191229th September 1913TemeraireAble SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th September 191317th February 1914Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th February 191426th October 1916LondonAble SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th October 191621st January 1917Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd January 191728th February 1917Dido (Mentor)Able SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 19178th March 1919Attentive II (Mentor)Able SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th March 191914th October 1919Apollo (Mentor)Able SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th October 191915th November 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th November 19192nd February 1920Apollo (Mentor)Able SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd February 192014th March 1920Woolwich (Mentor)Able SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th March 192014th April 1920Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th April 192013th December 1921HoodAble SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th December 192117th December 1921Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/426
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/426 via WW1 Lives at Sea