-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 Rickard

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Date of birth: 22nd October 1891
Place of birth: Plymouth, Devon, England
Previous occupation: Fitter & Turner
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Electrical Artificer 1st Class
Service Number: M11070
Joined Hood First time: 1st September 1921 (Electrical Artificer 3rd Class)
Left Hood First time: 14th May 1923 (Electrical Artificer 2nd Class)
Joined Hood Second time: 10th August 1926 (Electrical Artificer 2nd Class)
Left Hood Second time: 27th August 1928 (Electrical Artificer 1st Class)

Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.

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/363/401 and ADM//188/1040(Ancestry)