-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 Charles Addis

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Date of birth: 12th May 1894
Place of birth: Stoke Damerel, Devon, England
Previous occupation: Carpenter
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Acting Leading Stoker
Service Number: K14926
Joined Hood: 15th May 1923 (Leading Stoker)
Left Hood: 4th November 1925 (Acting Leading Stoker)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and rate held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
22nd May 191220th September 1912Vivid IIStoker 2nd classADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st September 191221st May 1913BristolStoker 2nd classADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd May 191314th June 1913BristolStoker 1st classADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th June 191330th June 1913Vivid IIStoker 1st classADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191316th December 1913ForesightStoker 1st classADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th December 191318th May 1914Vivid IIStoker 1st classADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th May 191420th October 1916CumberlandStoker 1st classADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st October 191627th March 1917Vivid IIStoker 1st classADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th March 19177th February 1919Egmont (Lobelia)Stoker 1st classADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th February 19191st July 1919Adamant (Latona)Stoker 1st classADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd July 191927th October 1919Vivid IIStoker 1st classADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th October 191914th February 1921BenbowStoker 1st classADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th February 192110th March 1922GlowwormStoker 1st classADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th March 192216th April 1923Woolwich (Satyr)Stoker 1st classADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th April 192314th May 1923Vivid IIStoker 1st classADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 192315th October 1925HoodStoker 1st classADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th October 19254th November 1925HoodActing Leading StokerADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th November 192520th November 1925Vivid IIActing Leading StokerADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st November 192530th November 1925Vivid II (Tenacious)Acting Leading StokerADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st December 192513th June 1927Vivid IIActing Leading StokerADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th June 192731st August 1927Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 19278th September 1927EagleLeading StokerADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th September 192716th September 1927Egmont II (Viceroy)Leading StokerADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th September 19279th July 1929EagleLeading StokerADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th July 192917th August 1929EagleStoker 1st classADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th August 19295th January 1931RevengeStoker 1st classADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th January 193131st March 1931Egmont II (2) (Volunteer)Stoker 1st classADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 19311st May 1931Vivid II (4) (Volunteer)Stoker 1st classADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd May 193110th May 1931Vivid II (6)Stoker 1st classADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th May 193118th February 1932Comus (Volunteer)Stoker 1st classADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th February 193213th October 1932Vivid IIStoker 1st classADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th October 193228th January 1933Vivid IIActing Leading StokerADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th January 193313th October 1933Queen ElizabethActing Leading StokerADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th October 193319th March 1934Queen ElizabethLeading StokerADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th March 193415th June 1934Drake IILeading StokerADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st July 193931st August 1939CourageousLeading Stoker (Pensioner)ADM188/896
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 193920th September 1939Drake IILeading Stoker (Pensioner)ADM188/896
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)
ADM188/896 via WW1 Lives at Sea