-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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William Smith

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Date of birth: 22nd December 1886
Place of birth: Exeter, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: 3rd Steward
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist
Service Number: 224098
Joined Hood: 15th April 1920 (Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist)
Left Hood: 8th June 1922 (Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
9th January 190321st October 1903ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd October 190327th January 1904ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th January 190429th April 1904VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th April 190427th September 1904HoodBoy 1st ClassADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th September 190426th October 1904VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th October 190421st December 1904HogueBoy 1st ClassADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd December 190421st January 1905HogueSignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd January 190522nd April 1905HumberSignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd April 190519th July 1905GlorySignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th July 190524th October 1905HulaSignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th October 190525th October 1905HogueSignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th October 19052nd May 1906HogueQualified SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd May 19069th August 1906Vivid IQualified SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th August 190617th August 1906Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th August 190610th July 1907DonegalLeading SignalmanADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th July 19074th November 1907DonegalYeoman of SignalsADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th November 190713th January 1908DonegalPetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th January 190824th January 1908TheseusPetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th January 19081st April 1908VernonPetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd April 19086th April 1908VernonPetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th April 19089th May 1908DefiancePetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th May 19088th March 1909SutlejPetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th March 190916th May 1910DonegalPetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th May 191013th August 1910DefiancePetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th August 191029th August 1911ImpregnablePetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th August 19114th September 1911DefiancePetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th September 191118th May 1914CumberlandPetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th May 19141st August 1914DefiancePetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd August 191418th January 1916ChallengerPetty Officer TelegraphistADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th January 191611th January 1918ChallengerChief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th January 19185th April 1918Vivid IChief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th April 191816th April 1919DefianceChief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th April 191930th April 1919FoxChief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 191929th May 1919FoxChief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th May 19197th October 1919Fox (Borodino)Chief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th October 191914th April 1920Vivid IChief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th April 19208th June 1922HoodChief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th September 19382nd October 1938Drake I I (Mob)Chief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM188/395
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st August 19392nd January 1945ClioChief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM363/194
3rd January 1945Indefinite releaseChief Petty Officer TelegraphistADM363/194


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/395 via WW1 Lives at Sea