-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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William Adams

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Date of birth: 26th July 1877
Place of birth: Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Previous occupation: Boiler Maker
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Engline Room Artificer 1st Class
Service Number: 270986
Joined Hood: 1st September 1923 (Chief Engine Room Artificer First Class)
Left Hood: 4th December 1924 (Chief Engine Room Artificer First Class)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and rate held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
29th March 19036th February 1904Vivid IIActing Engine Room Artificer Fourth ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th February 190428th April 1904VictoriousActing Engine Room Artificer Fourth ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th April 190414th January 1905VictoriousEngine Room Artificer Fourth ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th January 190514th April 1905Vivid IIEngine Room Artificer Fourth ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th April 190515th September 1905Vivid IEngine Room Artificer Fourth ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th September 190526th February 1906Vivid IIEngine Room Artificer Fourth ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th February 190627th March 1906TrafalgarEngine Room Artificer Fourth ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th March 19061st January 1907TrafalgarEngine Room Artificer Third ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd January 19074th January 1909HiberniaEngine Room Artificer Third ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th January 19098th January 1909VividEngine Room Artificer Third ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th January 190926th April 1909EuropaEngine Room Artificer Third ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th April 190926th March 1910MedeaEngine Room Artificer Third ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th March 191015th May 1911MedeaEngine Room Artificer Second ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th May 191126th June 1911Vivid IIEngine Room Artificer Second ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th June 191114th November 1911Royal OakEngine Room Artificer Second ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th November 19118th December 1911Empress of IndiaEngine Room Artificer Second ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th December 191126th January 1912Vivid IIEngine Room Artificer Second ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th January 19129th May 1912AndromedaEngine Room Artificer Second ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th May 191222nd October 1912EuryalusEngine Room Artificer Second ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd October 191215th January 1913GibraltarEngine Room Artificer Second ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th January 19133rd February 1913EuryalusEngine Room Artificer Second ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th February 191330th May 1913GibraltarEngine Room Artificer Second ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st May 19139th June 1913Vivid IIEngine Room Artificer Second ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th June 191330th June 1913IndusEngine Room Artificer Second ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191328th March 1915AdventureEngine Room Artificer Second ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th March 191531st January 1916AdventureEngine Room Artificer First ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 191631st January 1917AdventureActing Chief Engine Room Artificer 2nd ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 191718th October 1919AdventureChief Engine Room Artificer Second ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th October 191931st October 1919Vivid IIChief Engine Room Artificer Second ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 19194th November 1921Defiance (Tactician)Chief Engine Room Artificer Second ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th November 192131st January 1922Vivid IIChief Engine Room Artificer Second ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 19223rd March 1923Vivid IIChief Engine Room Artificer First ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th March 19235th July 1923Columbine (Wolverine)Chief Engine Room Artificer First ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th July 192331st August 1923Vivid IIChief Engine Room Artificer First ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 19234th December 1924HoodChief Engine Room Artificer First ClassADM188/434
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th December 192428th March 1925Vivid IIChief Engine Room Artificer First ClassADM188/434
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
ADM188/434 via WW1 Lives at Sea