-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 Baker

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Date of birth: 6th March 1896
Place of birth: Exeter, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: Farm labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: 2028436
Joined Hood: 28th August 1928 (Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 16th May 1929 (Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
26th November 191311th March 1914Vivid IBoy 2nd ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th March 191418th March 1914Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th March 191426th May 1914Prince of WalesBoy 1st ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th May 191430th July 1914Prince of WalesOrdinary SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st July 191413th August 1914Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th August 191431st October 1915ErinOrdinary SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 191527th May 1917ErinAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th May 191727th October 1917Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th October 191728th February 1918UnknownAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 191810th February 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th February 191911th March 1920New ZealandAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th March 192027th April 1920Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th April 19201st September 1920Cormorant (Rowena)Able SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd September 192010th February 1922Cormorant (Rowena)Leading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th February 19227th March 1922Woolwich (Rowena)Leading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th March 19221st June 1922Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd June 192217th August 1923DefianceLeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th August 192318th September 1923Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th August 192322nd April 1924AjaxLeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd April 192412th May 1924Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th May 19242nd September 1924WarspiteLeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd September 192410th October 1924Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th October 192426th April 1925TamarLeading SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th April 192526th April 1926TamarActing Petty OfficerADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th April 19264th November 1926TamarPetty OfficerADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th November 192622nd December 1926CastorPetty OfficerADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd December 192627th August 1928Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th August 192816th May 1929HoodPetty OfficerADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th May 19295th January 1930TigerPetty OfficerADM363/97
6th January 19301st January 1931Vivid I-IPetty OfficerADM363/97
2nd January 193112th July 1931EaglePetty OfficerADM363/97
13th July 193120th February 1932Vivid IPetty OfficerADM363/97
21st February 193230th June 1933Egmont (Ouse)Petty OfficerADM363/97
1st July 19332nd October 1934St. Angelo (Ouse)Petty OfficerADM363/97
3rd October 19343rd December 1934Drake IPetty OfficerADM363/97
4th December 193417th November 1935St. VincentPetty OfficerADM363/97
18th November 193531st January 1936Drake IPetty OfficerADM363/97
1st February 19364th March 1936Drake I (Impregnable)Petty OfficerADM363/97
5th March 1936PensionedPetty OfficerADM363/97


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/703 via WW1 Lives at Sea