-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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Herbert John Adams

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Date of birth: 14th February 1902
Place of birth: Dawlish, Devon, England
Previous occupation: Baker's Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J70927
Joined Hood: 24th November 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
4th June 191730th November 1917ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/788
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st December 19175th December 1917ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/788
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th December 191730th May 1919CurlewBoy 1st ClassADM188/788
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st May 191913th February 1920DelhiBoy 1st ClassADM188/788
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th February 192030th May 1922DelhiOrdinary SeamanADM188/788
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st May 19225th January 1923DelhiAble SeamanADM188/788
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th January 192323rd November 1923Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/788
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th November 19236th January 1926HoodAble SeamanADM188/788
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 192625th May 1927Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/788
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th May 192712th February 1929ValiantAble SeamanADM188/788
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th February 192917th March 1930Queen ElizabethAble SeamanADM188/788
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th March 19309th May 1930Vivid I (3)Able SeamanADM188/788
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th May 19309th December 1930Carysfort (Capetown)Able SeamanADM188/788
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th December 193030th January 1931Carysfort (Capetown)Acting Leading SeamanADM188/788
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st January 19319th December 1931LuciaActing Leading SeamanADM188/788
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th December 193131st December 1933LuciaLeading SeamanADM188/788
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 193421st February 1934Drake ILeading SeamanADM188/788
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd February 193416th December 1934Tamar II (Wren)Leading SeamanADM188/788
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th December 193431st December 1935Tamar II (Defender)Leading SeamanADM188/788
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 193630th June 1936Norfolk III (Defender)Leading SeamanADM188/788
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 193616th October 1936Tamar II (Defender)Leading SeamanADM188/788
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th October 193614th January 1937Drake ILeading SeamanADM188/788
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th January 193720th April 1937Drake II (Beagle)Leading SeamanADM188/788
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st April 19373rd August 1939Drake ILeading SeamanADM188/788
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th August 193914th March 1940ProtectorLeading SeamanADM188/788
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th March 1940Drake ILeading SeamanADM188/788
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)
ADM188/788 via WW1 Lives at Sea