-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 George Painter

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Date of birth: 16th October 1896
Place of birth: Yate, Gloucestershire, England
Previous occupation: Farm Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J28396
Joined Hood: 7th January 1926 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 27th August 1928 (Able Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
14th November 191327th February 1914Vivid IBoy 2nd ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th February 19146th March 1914Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th March 191430th July 1914RussellBoy 1st ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st July 191416th September 1914Pembroke IBoy 1st ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th September 191429th September 1914Edinburgh CastleBoy 1st ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th September 191415th October 1914HighflyerBoy 1st ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th October 19145th January 1916HighflyerOrdinary SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th January 191617th January 1916HighflyerAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th January 191620th May 1916Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st May 19169th February 1918Europa IIAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th February 191826th May 1918Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th May 19182nd June 1918Apollo (Midge)Able SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd June 19188th November 1918Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th November 191820th December 1918Hecla (Portia)Able SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st December 191824th February 1919Vivid II (Portia)Able SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th February 191911th December 1919Apollo (Portia)Able SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th December 19192nd February 1920Apollo (Satyr)Able SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd February 192018th November 1921Woolwich (Satyr)Able SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th November 192131st December 1921Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 19225th June 1924Columbine (Walrus)Able SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th June 19246th January 1926Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 192627th August 1928HoodAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th August 192818th November 1929Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th November 192926th January 1930Vivid II-IV (Viceroy)Able SeamanADM363/97
27th January 19309th March 1932Egmont II-I (Viceroy)Able SeamanADM363/97
10th March 193210th May 1932Vivid II (Viceroy)Able SeamanADM363/97
11th May 193227th November 1932Vivid IAble SeamanADM363/97
28th November 193227th March 1933Vivid II (Eagle)Able SeamanADM363/97
28th March 193331st May 1935EagleAble SeamanADM363/97
1st June 193514th October 1936Caledon (Eagle)Able SeamanADM363/97
15th October 193624th September 1939PensionedAble SeamanADM363/97
25th September 19398th November 1939Drake IAble SeamanADM363/97
9th November 193916th June 1940AdaniaAble SeamanADM363/97
17th June 194011th July 1940Drake IAble SeamanADM363/97
12th July 19404th February 1941Drake II (Paris)Able SeamanADM363/97
5th February 19419th October 1945Drake IAble SeamanADM363/97
10th October 1945Released in Class AAble SeamanADM363/97


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/703 via WW1 Lives at Sea