-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 John Curtis

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Date of birth: 19th June 1896
Place of birth: Lyme Regis, Dorset, England
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: 2028366
Joined Hood First time: 25th August 1925 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood First time: 27th August 1928 (Able Seaman)
Joined Hood First time: 25th August 1925 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood First time: 27th August 1928 (Able Seaman)





Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
4th November 191317th February 1914Vivid IBoy 2nd ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th February 19146th March 1914Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th March 191418th June 1914RussellBoy 1st ClassADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th June 191426th September 1915RussellOrdinary SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th September 19153rd February 1916RussellAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th February 191627th June 1916Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th June 191630th June 1916Hecla (Garland)Able SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191623rd April 1917Greenwich [...]Able SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th April 191717th July 1917Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th July 191731st January 1919Victory X (TB 3)Able SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 19197th February 1919Vivid II (TB 3)Able SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th February 191920th May 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st May 191918th November 1921TigerAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th November 19211st January 1922Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd January 19223rd January 1924Columbine (Malcolm)Able SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th January 192411th November 1924Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th November 19244th August 1925ThundererAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th August 192524th August 1925Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th August 192527th August 1928HoodAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th August 19281st January 1929Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/703
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
Service Record: ADM363/97(Ancestry)
ADM188/703 via WW1 Lives at Sea