-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

We will remember them
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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)

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.

Additional Photos

A studio photograph of Victor.


Southsea National Naval War Memorial

Panel 50, Column 1

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


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