-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 Henry Curtis

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Date of birth: 30th January 1886
Place of birth: Devonport, Devon, England
Previous occupation: Merchant seaman
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: 228944
Joined Hood First time: 24th November 1923 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood First time: 6th January 1926 (Able Seaman)
Joined Hood First time: Before 27th November 1923 (Empire Cruise)
Left Hood First time: After 28th September 1924 (Empire Cruise)





Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
17th November 190321st January 1904NorthamptonBoy 2nd ClassADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd January 190416th February 1904CleopatraBoy 2nd ClassADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th February 190424th March 1904CleopatraBoy 1st ClassADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th March 190410th May 1904VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th May 190416th May 1904TheseusBoy 1st ClassADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th May 190430th November 1904TheseusOrdinary SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st December 190422nd February 1906CornwallOrdinary SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd February 190631st December 1906CornwallAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 190718th February 1907Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th February 19075th March 1909EspiegleAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th March 19093rd April 1911AboukirAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th April 191119th June 1911Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th June 19113rd May 1914BlakeAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th May 191420th November 1914Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st November 191431st December 1914Victory IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 191519th April 1917Dido (Manly)Able SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th April 191713th February 1919Dido (Torpol)Able SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th February 191925th March 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th April 192114th April 1921Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th September 19213rd March 1922Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th March 192230th June 1922HarebellAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 19226th September 1923Victory XI (Harebell)Able SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th September 192323rd November 1923Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th November 19236th January 1926HoodAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 19262nd February 1926Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd February 192631st March 1926Impregnable (Saumarez)Able SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192628th April 1926Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th April 192628th October 1927Egmont II (Vansittart)Able SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th October 19277th July 1928Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/404
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
ADM188/404 via WW1 Lives at Sea