-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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Cording Edward Adams

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Date of birth: 4th September 1899
Place of birth: Plymouth, Devon, England
Previous occupation: Office Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J45706
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
22nd April 191623rd June 1916ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/738
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th June 191626th June 1916Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/738
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th June 19163rd September 1917ColossusBoy 1st ClassADM188/738
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th September 191727th December 1917ColossusOrdinary SeamanADM188/738
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th December 191724th February 1918ColossusAble SeamanADM188/738
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th February 191830th June 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/738
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191931st August 1921DauntlessAble SeamanADM188/738
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 192126th September 1921Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/738
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th September 192130th September 1922Woolwich (Sardonyx)Able SeamanADM188/738
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 192216th April 1923Woolwich (Serene)Able SeamanADM188/738
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th April 192314th May 1923Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/738
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 19236th January 1926HoodAble SeamanADM188/738
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 192617th January 1927Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/738
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th January 192731st March 1929Egmont II (Montrose)Able SeamanADM188/738
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192910th June 1929Vivid II (4) MontroseAble SeamanADM188/738
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th June 192915th April 1930Vivid I (3)Able SeamanADM188/738
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th April 193011th April 1932RodneyAble SeamanADM188/738
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th April 193225th October 1932Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/738
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th October 193217th February 1935FalmouthAble SeamanADM188/738
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th February 193522nd August 1935Drake IAble SeamanADM188/738
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd August 19359th October 1935Pembroke II (Vanoc)Able SeamanADM188/738
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th October 19356th December 1935Drake IAble SeamanADM188/738
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th December 19356th May 1936Caledon (Ceres)Able SeamanADM188/738
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th May 193615th May 1939FuriousAble SeamanADM188/738
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th February 193926th November 1939Drake IAble SeamanADM188/738
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th May 19393rd February 1939Drake IAble SeamanADM188/738
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th November 19395th January 1941EagletAble SeamanADM188/738
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th January 19413rd April 1941Drake IAble SeamanADM188/738
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th April 1941VictoriousAble SeamanADM188/738
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
ADM188/738 via WW1 Lives at Sea