-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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Willie Smith Edworthy

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Date of birth: 4th January 1886
Place of birth: Topsham, Devon, England
Previous occupation: Merchant seaman
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: 219497
Joined Hood: 15th May 1923 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 6th January 1926 (Able Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and rate held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
13th February 190212th November 1902LionBoy 2nd ClassADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th November 19028th September 1903LionBoy 1st ClassADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th September 190326th November 1903AgincourtBoy 1st ClassADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th November 19033rd January 1904Empress of IndiaBoy 1st ClassADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th January 190427th February 1905Empress of IndiaOrdinary SeamanADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th February 19053rd August 1905HannibalOrdinary SeamanADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th August 19056th September 1905VividOrdinary SeamanADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th September 190529th January 1906EclipseOrdinary SeamanADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th January 19067th February 1906Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th February 190627th July 1906IsisOrdinary SeamanADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th July 190619th April 1907IsisAble SeamanADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th April 190730th April 1907Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 190725th May 1907CarnarvonAble SeamanADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th May 190731st May 1907Empress of IndiaAble SeamanADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st June 190724th May 1909RepulseAble SeamanADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th May 190918th April 1910MarsAble SeamanADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th April 191025th March 1912CollingwoodAble SeamanADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th March 191231st May 1913Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 191328th April 1915BellerophonAble SeamanADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th June 191516th June 1915Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th June 191510th July 1915Vivid II (M 33)Able SeamanADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th July 191526th October 1918Europa IIAble SeamanADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th October 191816th December 1918Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th December 191818th February 1919BellonaAble SeamanADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th February 191930th June 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 19194th November 1920BritonAble SeamanADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th November 192014th July 1921Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th July 192131st January 1922Colleen (Stormcloud)Able SeamanADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 192217th April 1923Woolwich (Stormcloud)Able SeamanADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th April 192314th May 1923Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 19236th January 1926HoodAble SeamanADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 19268th February 1926Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/385
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.




Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
Service Record: ADM363/189(Ancestry)
ADM188/385 via WW1 Lives at Sea