-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 James Reuben Searle

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Date of birth: 17th October 1881
Place of birth: Plymouth, Devonshire, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: 205402
Joined Hood: 1st April 1920 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 14th December 1921 (Able Seaman)








Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
3rd July 18991st October 1899NorthamptonBoy 2nd ClassADM188/357
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd October 189917th October 1899NorthamptonBoy 1st ClassADM188/357
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th October 18992nd January 1900CuracoaBoy 1st ClassADM188/357
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd January 190021st January 1900CuracoaOrdinary SeamanADM188/357
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd January 190019th February 1900Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/357
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th February 190020th March 1901[...]Ordinary SeamanADM188/357
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st March 190114th May 1903[...]Able SeamanADM188/357
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 19033rd October 1903VividAble SeamanADM188/357
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th October 190328th May 1904CambridgeAble SeamanADM188/357
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th May 190415th July 1904VividAble SeamanADM188/357
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th July 19045th November 1906MagnificentAble SeamanADM188/357
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th November 19062nd February 1907Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/357
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd February 190715th March 1907CambridgeAble SeamanADM188/357
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th March 19074th February 1909Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/357
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th February 190910th September 1909KentAble SeamanADM188/357
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th September 190918th April 1910Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/357
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st June 19102nd November 1911Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/357
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd November 191128th August 1913SapphireAble SeamanADM188/357
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th August 191319th January 1914HighflyerAble SeamanADM188/357
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th January 191428th June 1915Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/357
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th June 191515th July 1915Vivid II (M 30)Able SeamanADM188/357
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th July 191530th June 1916Europa II (M 30)Able SeamanADM188/357
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191631st October 1916Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/357
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 191621st May 1919DevonshireAble SeamanADM188/357
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd May 19194th July 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/357
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th July 191930th November 1919ImpregnableAble SeamanADM188/357
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st December 19193rd February 1920Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/357
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th February 192031st March 1920Crescent (Hood)Able SeamanADM188/357
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192014th December 1921HoodAble SeamanADM188/357
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th December 19216th January 1922Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/357
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/357 via WW1 Lives at Sea