-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 McGowan

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Date of birth: 15th November 1890
Place of birth: Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Previous occupation: Grocer's Assistant
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: 239003
Joined Hood: 31st August 1921 (Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 14th May 1923 (Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
5th June 190722nd June 1907EmeraldBoy 2nd ClassADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd June 190725th February 1908ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th February 190825th May 1908ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th May 190810th September 1908SutlejBoy 1st ClassADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th September 19082nd October 1908VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd October 19086th November 1908MajesticBoy 1st ClassADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th November 190814th November 1908BulwarkBoy 1st ClassADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th November 190827th August 1909BulwarkOrdinary SeamanADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th August 190928th February 1910BulwarkAble SeamanADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 191029th November 1910Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th November 191024th August 1911LeanderAble SeamanADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th August 19114th March 1912Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th March 191216th March 1914ArgyllAble SeamanADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th March 191415th June 1914Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th June 191430th June 1915MarlboroughAble SeamanADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191520th March 1918MarlboroughLeading SeamanADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st March 19181st November 1920MarlboroughPetty OfficerADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd November 192026th November 1920Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th November 192013th January 1921Crescent (Teviot)Petty OfficerADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th January 192130th August 1921Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st August 192114th May 1923HoodPetty OfficerADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 192328th August 1923Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th August 19233rd December 1923Woolwich (Tuscan)Petty OfficerADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th December 19236th February 1925Columbine (Tuscan)Petty OfficerADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th February 192513th November 1925Columbine (Sterling)Petty OfficerADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th November 192530th November 1925Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st December 19253rd February 1926CalliopePetty OfficerADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th February 19266th December 1927TamarPetty OfficerADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th December 192729th January 1928CastorPetty OfficerADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th January 192822nd March 1928Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd March 192810th April 1928Vivid IChief Petty OfficerADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th April 19287th September 1928DefianceChief Petty OfficerADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th September 192815th April 1929RodneyChief Petty OfficerADM188/425
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th April 192913th November 1930Vivid I-IChief Petty OfficerADM363/422
14th November 1930PensionedChief Petty OfficerADM363/422


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/425 via WW1 Lives at Sea