-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 German

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Date of birth: 2nd November 1897
Place of birth: Brixham, Devon, England
Previous occupation: Deep Sea Fisherman
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: J27181
Joined Hood First time: 5th March 1920 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood First time: 31st March 1920 (Able Seaman)
Joined Hood Second time: 1st April 1920 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood Second time: 14th May 1923 (Leading Seaman)
Joined Hood Third time: 28th August 1928 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood Third time: 16th May 1929 (Leading Seaman)



Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
15th 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 191427th November 1914GibraltarBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th November 19145th December 1914Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th December 191431st July 1915HilaryBoy 1st ClassADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st August 191523rd September 1915HilaryOrdinary SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th September 191522nd November 1915Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd November 191530th November 1916LionOrdinary SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st December 19164th March 1920LionAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th March 192031st March 1920Crescent (Hood)Able SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192017th September 1921HoodAble SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th September 192114th May 1923HoodLeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 192322nd June 1923Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd June 192331st January 1924GloriousLeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 192413th February 1924Dartmouth (Glorious)Leading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th February 192411th September 1924Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th September 192430th September 1924Columbine (Malcolm)Leading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 19249th February 1925Greenwich (Malcolm)Leading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th February 192531st October 1925Greenwich (Montrose)Leading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 192511th December 1926Egmont II (Montrose)Leading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th December 19262nd January 1927Vivid II (Montrose)Leading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd January 192720th May 1927Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st May 192717th August 1928DefianceLeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th August 192827th August 1928Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th August 19281st January 1929HoodLeading SeamanADM188/701
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
Service Record: ADM363/95(Ancestry)