-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.

Chainbar divider

Herbert Williams

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Date of birth: 25th April 1900
Place of birth: Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales
Previous occupation: Colliery Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: K57501
Joined Hood: 22nd November 1923 (Stoker 1st Class)
Left Hood: 9th January 1925 (Stoker 1st Class)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
10th July 19195th September 1919Vivid IIActing Stoker 1st ClassADM188/975
6th September 19198th October 1919Apollo (PC70)Acting Stoker 1st ClassADM188/975
9th October 19195th November 1919Vivid IIActing Stoker 1st ClassADM188/975
6th November 191931st December 1919Maidstone (Holderness)Acting Stoker 1st ClassADM188/975
1st January 19205th April 1920Vivid IIActing Stoker 1st ClassADM188/975
6th April 192030th June 1920EagleActing Stoker 1st ClassADM188/975
1st July 192015th November 1920EagleStoker 1st ClassADM188/975
16th November 19202nd February 1921Vivid III (Eagle)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/975
3rd February 192118th July 1921Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/975
19th July 192114th October 1922Emperor of IndiaStoker 1st ClassADM188/975
15th October 192218th September 1923AlaxStoker 1st ClassADM188/975
19th September 192321st November 1923Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/975
22nd November 19239th January 1925HoodStoker 1st ClassADM188/975
10th January 192522nd January 1925Vivid IStoker 1st ClassADM188/975
23rd January 1925HoodStoker 1st ClassADM188/975

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

No known memorials

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Service Record: ADM/363/266(Ancestry)