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In Remembrance of
Victor Edward Adams

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Date of birth: 18th February 1923
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: Thomas Henry and Esther Adams
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 158912
Joined Hood: January 1940
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Victor was born on 18 January 1923. He was one of four sons born to Thomas and Esther Adams, of Milton, Portsmouth. He began his naval training by attending The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook from January 1936 to June 1938. He joined the Royal Navy immediately after school in June 1938.

He subsequently received his speciality training at H.M.S. St Vincent. He was drafted to his first ship, H.M.S. Belfast in August 1939. He joined Hood in January 1940. He was 18 years old at the time of his loss.

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A studio photograph of Victor.

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

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Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

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The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Victor's name is in Column 1 of Panel 50.

Detail of Victor's name.

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Monty Callow, Alumni Relations Officer, The Royal Hospital School (information, November 2016)
Jackie Norton-Jones (information, September 2007)
Niki Bowden, Victor's niece (photograph), June 2020