-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 Arthur Roberts

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Date of birth: 24th January 1884
Place of birth: St. Austell, Cornwall, England
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Petty Officer
Service Number: 205776
Joined Hood: 10th June 1922 (Chief Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 14th May 1923 (Chief Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
7th August 189911th August 1899ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th August 189918th April 1900LionBoy 2nd ClassADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th April 190022nd January 1901LionBoy 1st ClassADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd January 19015th March 1901AgincourtBoy 1st ClassADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th March 190112th October 1901HoweBoy 1st ClassADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th October 190119th November 1901Empress of IndiaBoy 1st ClassADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th November 19015th December 1901VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th December 190123rd January 1902CanopusBoy 1st ClassADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th January 190216th January 1903CanopusOrdinary SeamanADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th January 190331st March 1903VenerableOrdinary SeamanADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 190330th August 1904VenerableAble SeamanADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st August 190428th January 1905VividAble SeamanADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th January 19056th May 1905CambridgeAble SeamanADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th May 190523rd June 1905Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th June 190517th June 1907New ZealandAble SeamanADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th June 19079th July 1907Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th July 19073rd May 1909DorisAble SeamanADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th May 190930th January 1910TalbotAble SeamanADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st January 191031st January 1910TalbotLeading SeamanADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 191015th April 1910Victory ILeading SeamanADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th April 191029th November 1910Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th November 191013th May 1912TheseusLeading SeamanADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th May 191230th September 1912MagnificentLeading SeamanADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 191218th November 1912Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th November 191231st January 1913New ZealandLeading SeamanADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 191330th June 1916New ZealandPetty Officer (New Series)ADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191612th April 1917Vivid IPetty Officer (New Series)ADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th April 191725th October 1917HighflyerPetty Officer (New Series)ADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th October 191711th December 1917Vivid IPetty Officer (New Series)ADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th December 191731st May 1920ResolutionPetty Officer (New Series)ADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st June 192022nd July 1921ResolutionChief Petty OfficerADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd July 192122nd August 1921Vivid IChief Petty OfficerADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd August 192130th November 1921IndusChief Petty OfficerADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st December 192119th April 1922Vivid IChief Petty OfficerADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th April 192218th May 1922PomonaChief Petty OfficerADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th May 19229th June 1922Vivid IChief Petty OfficerADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th June 192214th May 1923HoodChief Petty OfficerADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 192328th January 1924Vivid IChief Petty OfficerADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th September 19382nd October 1938Drakes I (Mob)Chief Petty Officer (Pensioner)ADM188/358
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 194013th August 1945Drake IChief Petty OfficerADM363/187
14th August 1945Released in Class AChief Petty OfficerADM363/187


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/358 via WW1 Lives at Sea