-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 Collacot

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Date of birth: 24th June 1883
Place of birth: Plymouth, Devon, England
Previous occupation: Errand Boy
Service:
Rank:
Service Number: 201200
Joined Hood: 15th April 1920 (Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 22nd September 1920 (Chief Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
19th September 189828th June 1899ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/349
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th June 189931st January 1900ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/349
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1st February 19001st March 1900AgincourtBoy 1st ClassADM188/349
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2nd March 190016th September 1900VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/349
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17th September 190023rd June 1902WarspiteBoy 1st ClassADM188/349
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24th June 19012nd February 1902WarspiteOrdinary SeamanADM188/349
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3rd February 190225th June 1902AmphionOrdinary SeamanADM188/349
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26th June 190225th May 1904AmphionAble SeamanADM188/349
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26th May 190419th November 1904Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/349
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20th November 190425th July 1905CambridgeAble SeamanADM188/349
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26th July 19054th December 1905CaesarAble SeamanADM188/349
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5th December 19051st January 1906Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/349
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2nd January 190631st May 1906EuropaAble SeamanADM188/349
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1st June 19062nd September 1907EuropaLeading SeamanADM188/349
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3rd September 19076th September 1909CumberlandLeading SeamanADM188/349
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7th September 19097th February 1910Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/349
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8th February 191024th April 1911[...]Leading SeamanADM188/349
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25th April 19115th September 1912AdventureLeading SeamanADM188/349
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6th September 191220th September 1912Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/349
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21st September 191231st October 1912IrresistibleLeading SeamanADM188/349
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1st November 191218th March 1913IrresistiblePetty OfficerADM188/349
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19th March 19138th March 1914Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/349
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9th March 191430th June 1914HalcyonPetty OfficerADM188/349
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1st July 191419th March 1915SeagullPetty OfficerADM188/349
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20th March 191531st March 1915Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/349
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1st April 19155th June 1918WarspitePetty Officer GunnerADM188/349
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6th June 191814th April 1920Vivid IPetty Officer GunnerADM188/349
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15th April 192031st July 1920HoodPetty Officer GunnerADM188/349
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1st August 192022nd September 1920HoodChief Petty OfficerADM188/349
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23rd September 192013th June 1921RevengeChief Petty OfficerADM188/349
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14th June 192124th July 1921Vivid IChief Petty OfficerADM188/349
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25th July 19217th December 1921PomoneChief Petty OfficerADM188/349
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8th December 192125th May 1922Lucia (Adamant)Chief Petty OfficerADM188/349
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26th May 192229th November 1922Maidstone (Alecto)Chief Petty OfficerADM188/349
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30th November 19224th December 1922Vivid IChief Petty OfficerADM188/349
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5th December 192229th March 1923Columbine (Coast of Scotland) Rnvr Headquarters DuChief Petty OfficerADM188/349
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30th March 192323rd July 1923President II (Coast of Scotland) Rnvr HeadquartersChief Petty OfficerADM188/349
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Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/349 via WW1 Lives at Sea