-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 Crang

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Date of birth: 16th February 1889
Place of birth: Dartmouth, Devon, England
Previous occupation: Farm labourer
Service:
Rank:
Service Number: 311870
Joined Hood First time: 8th June 1922 (Mechanic)
Left Hood First time: 5th January 1923 (Mechanic)
Joined Hood Second time: 1st April 1927 (Mechanic)
Left Hood Second time: 27th August 1928 (Mechanic)





Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
22nd July 19074th September 1907Vivid IIStoker 2nd classADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th September 19073rd January 1908IsisStoker 2nd classADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th January 19083rd February 1908EuropaStoker 2nd classADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th February 190825th November 1908ArgyllStoker 2nd classADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th November 19087th February 1910ArgyllStoker 1st classADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th February 191014th February 1910Vivid IIStoker 1st classADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th February 191030th October 1911SapphireStoker 1st classADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st October 191113th August 1912AttentiveStoker 1st classADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th August 191226th August 1912AttentiveActing Leading StokerADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th August 19126th September 1912Vivid IIActing Leading StokerADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th September 191211th December 1912IndusActing Leading StokerADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th December 191220th December 1912IndusActing Senior Petty OfficerADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st December 19123rd March 1913Vivid IIActing Senior Petty OfficerADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th March 191325th March 1913DevonshireActing Senior Petty OfficerADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th March 191318th April 1913Vivid IIActing Senior Petty OfficerADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th April 191311th December 1913DevonshireActing Senior Petty OfficerADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th December 19138th September 1916DevonshireStoker Petty OfficerADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th September 19164th December 1916Vivid IIStoker Petty OfficerADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th December 19167th December 1917Sandhurst (Salmon)Stoker Petty OfficerADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th December 191711th January 1918Vivid IIStoker Petty OfficerADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th January 191831st December 1918Pembroke IIStoker Petty OfficerADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 191916th January 1919Pembroke IIActing MechanicADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th January 191921st March 1919Vivid IIActing MechanicADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd March 191931st December 1919ConcordActing MechanicADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 19201st August 1921ConcordMechanicADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd August 192115th August 1921MonarchMechanicADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th August 19217th June 1922Vivid IIMechanicADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th June 19225th January 1923HoodMechanicADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th January 192314th November 1923WarspiteMechanicADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th November 192325th February 1924Vivid IIMechanicADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th February 192430th September 1926EagleMechanicADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 192631st March 1927Vivid IIMechanicADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192727th August 1928HoodMechanicADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th August 19284th September 1928Vivid IIMechanicADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th September 19281st January 1929CarysfortMechanicADM/188/510
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM/188/510 via WW1 Lives at Sea