-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 John Bowden

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Date of birth: 11th August 1890
Place of birth: Paignton, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: Farm labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: 238169
Joined Hood: 30th April 1928 (Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 1st January 1929 (Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
11th February 190721st November 1907ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd November 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 190810th August 1908DorisBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th August 19086th November 1908DorisOrdinary SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th November 19082nd May 1910New ZealandOrdinary SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd May 191020th January 1911New ZealandAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st January 191131st January 1911Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 191119th April 1911BellerophonAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th April 19117th August 1911Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th January 19122nd February 1912Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd February 191225th March 1912CollingwoodAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th March 191229th April 1912Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th April 191211th February 1913King AlfredAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th February 19133rd March 1913VividAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th March 191316th April 1915DevonshireAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th April 19159th July 1915Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th July 191519th May 1916Blake (Camelion, [...])Able SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th May 191631st December 1916Blake (Camelion, [...])Able SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 191710th September 1917Blake (Manners)Leading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th September 191718th October 1917Blake (Manners)Able SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th October 191731st March 1918BlakeAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 19186th April 1919BlakeLeading SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th April 191924th July 1921BlakePetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th July 19212nd August 1922Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd August 19228th February 1923ValiantPetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th February 192331st December 1923Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 192431st October 1926AmbrosePetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 192620th December 1926DartmouthPetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st December 192615th January 1928Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th January 192825th January 1928Osprey (P 40)Petty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th January 192829th April 1928Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th April 19281st January 1929HoodPetty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/423 via WW1 Lives at Sea