-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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George William Purdy

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Date of birth: 7th October 1897
Place of birth: Taunton, Somerset, England
Previous occupation: Shop Porter
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J27109
Joined Hood: 15th April 1920 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 7th April 1921 (Able Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
9th September 191322nd September 1913ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd September 191316th May 1914PowerfulBoy 2nd ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th May 191423rd May 1914PowerfulBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th May 19142nd August 1914Royal ArthurBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd August 191416th September 1914Pembroke IBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th September 191430th September 1914Edinburgh CastleBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 19146th October 1915AlbionBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th October 191513th January 1916AlbionOrdinary SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th January 191612th July 1916Lord NelsonOrdinary SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th July 191626th October 1917Lord NelsonAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 191722nd August 1918Lord NelsonAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd August 19185th November 1918Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th November 191815th January 1919Idaho (Kilbride)Able SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th January 191928th January 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th July 191914th April 1920Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th April 19207th April 1921HoodAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th April 192130th June 1921Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 192110th February 1922Cormorant (Romola)Able SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th February 19227th March 1922Woolwich (Romola)Able SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th March 192221st November 1922Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd November 192223rd May 1924Emperor of IndiaAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th May 19241st February 1926Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd February 192630th September 1926Egmont II (Keppel)Able SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 19268th July 1928Tamar II (Keppel)Able SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th July 192815th October 1928Vivid II (Keppel)Able SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th October 192823rd August 1929Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th August 192912th September 1929Pegasus (Steadfast)Able SeamanADM363/95
13th September 19295th October 1929Pegasus (THanet)Able SeamanADM363/95
6th October 192918th November 1929Vivid I-IIIAble SeamanADM363/95
19th November 192929th January 1930Vivid II-IV (Venetia)Able SeamanADM363/95
30th January 19301st March 1932Egmont II-I (Venetia)Able SeamanADM363/95
2nd March 193230th June 1933Egmont II (Basilisk)Able SeamanADM363/95
1st July 193322nd August 1933St. Angelo II (Basilisk)Able SeamanADM363/95
23rd August 193317th October 1933Vivid II (Basilisk)Able SeamanADM363/95
18th October 193319th July 1936St. Angelo II (Basilisk)Able SeamanADM363/95
20th July 193613th August 1936Drake II (Basilisk)Able SeamanADM363/95
14th August 193611th October 1938Drake IAble SeamanADM363/95
12th October 193830th July 1939Shore PensionedAble SeamanADM363/95
31st July 19396th December 1939Drake IV (Whitehall)Able SeamanADM363/95
7th December 193915th July 1945Drake IAble SeamanADM363/95
16th July 1945Released in Class AAble SeamanADM363/95


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/701 via WW1 Lives at Sea