-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 McConnell

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Date of birth: 30th December 1896
Place of birth: Dover, Kent, England
Previous occupation: Cotton Spinner
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: J27029
Joined Hood: 28th August 1928 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood: 16th May 1929 (Leading Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
2nd September 191313th May 1914ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th May 191414th May 1914ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 19141st August 1914GibraltarBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd August 191419th August 1914Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th August 191425th November 1914ErinBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th November 191426th July 1916ErinOrdinary SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th July 191631st August 1918ErinAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 191811th November 1919ErinLeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th November 191915th December 1919Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th December 19191st May 1920ValiantLeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd May 192014th December 1920Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th December 19202nd June 1921DartmouthLeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd June 192118th July 1921Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th July 192114th October 1921Emperor of IndiaLeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th October 192118th September 1923AjaxLeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th September 19232nd March 1924Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd March 19247th February 1927OrmondeLeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th February 192710th August 1928DefianceLeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th August 192827th August 1928Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th August 192816th May 1929HoodLeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th May 192914th May 1931TigerLeading SeamanADM363/95
15th May 193113th October 1931Vivid I-ILeading SeamanADM363/95
14th October 19311st July 1932DevonshireLeading SeamanADM363/95
2nd July 19321st July 1933DevonshireActing Petty OfficerADM363/95
2nd July 19331st February 1934DevonshirePetty OfficerADM363/95
2nd February 193416th April 1934DefiancePetty OfficerADM363/95
17th April 193424th August 1934Drake IPetty OfficerADM363/95
25th August 193431st August 1936RodneyPetty OfficerADM363/95
1st September 193628th December 1936Drake IPetty OfficerADM363/95
29th December 193630th July 1939Shore PensionedPetty OfficerADM363/95
31st July 193920th January 1944DiomedePetty OfficerADM363/95
21st January 19449th September 1945DiomedeChief Petty Officer (Temporary)ADM363/95
10th September 1945Released in Class AChief Petty Officer (Temporary)ADM363/95


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
Service Record: ADM363/95(Ancestry)
ADM188/701 via WW1 Lives at Sea