-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 Charles King

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Date of birth: 1st July 1887
Place of birth: Tottenham, London, England
Previous occupation: Shop Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Yeoman of Signals
Service Number: 223005
Joined Hood: 1st January 1922 (Yeoman of Signals)
Left Hood: 14th May 1923 (Yeoman of Signals)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
8th October 190222nd July 1903ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd July 190313th November 1903ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th November 19039th March 1904VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th March 190421st March 1904EdgarBoy 1st ClassADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd March 190430th June 1905EssexBoy 1st ClassADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 190519th March 1906EssexSignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th March 190620th April 1906Vivid ISignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st April 190629th August 1906HyacinthSignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th August 19065th November 1906HyacinthQualified SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th November 190630th September 1907DianaQualified SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 19073rd February 1908DianaSignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th February 190816th November 1908DianaSignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th November 190826th April 1909Vivid ISignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th April 19098th September 1909MedeaSignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th September 190925th September 1910MedeaSignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th September 191015th May 1911MedeaLeading SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th May 191125th July 1911Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th July 191117th September 1911LeanderLeading SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th September 19114th March 1912Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th March 191227th January 1913CarnarvonLeading SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th January 191328th February 1913Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 191318th May 1913LeanderLeading SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th May 191317th October 1913LeanderSignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th October 191324th November 1913Vivid ISignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th November 191331st October 1914ColossusSignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 191416th April 1915ColossusLeading SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th April 19159th June 1915Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th June 191515th July 1915Vivid II (M 29)Leading SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th July 191530th September 1917Europa II (M 29)Leading SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 191731st January 1918Egmont (M 29)SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 19185th June 1918Europa II (M 29)SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th June 191830th June 1918Europe II (M 29)Leading SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191823rd October 1918Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th October 191819th November 1918Gunner (Blackburn)Leading SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th November 191831st March 1919GangesLeading SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 191931st May 1919Ganges (Huntley)Leading SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st June 191915th August 1919Europa II (Huntley)Leading SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th August 191930th September 1919Caesar (Huntley)Leading SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 191916th November 1919Julius (Huntley)Leading SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th November 19195th March 1920Victory ILeading SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th March 192019th July 1920Vivid ILeading SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th July 192030th June 1921Columbine (Douglas)Leading SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th July 192131st August 1921Columbine (Malcolm)Leading SignalmanADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 192131st December 1921Columbine (Malcolm)Yeoman of SignalsADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 192214th May 1923HoodYeoman of SignalsADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 192318th May 1923Vivid IYeoman of SignalsADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th May 19231st September 1923GloriousYeoman of SignalsADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd September 192318th September 1923Vivid IYeoman of SignalsADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th September 19237th December 1923AjaxYeoman of SignalsADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th December 192329th January 1924Diligence (Stuart)Yeoman of SignalsADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th January 192422nd April 1924AjaxYeoman of SignalsADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd April 19248th September 1924Vivid IYeoman of SignalsADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th September 192417th May 1926ValiantYeoman of SignalsADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th May 19261st June 1926Queen ElizabethYeoman of SignalsADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd June 192621st July 1927Vivid IYeoman of SignalsADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th September 19382nd October 1938Drake I I (Mobilised)Yeoman of SignalsADM188/393
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd October 193831st August 1939DemobilisedYeoman of SignalsADM363/191
1st September 193922nd September 1939Drake IYeoman of SignalsADM363/191
23rd September 1939Invalided PUNSYeoman of SignalsADM363/191


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/393 via WW1 Lives at Sea