-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Crew List
Updated 17-Apr-2010

It is estimated that as many as 9,000 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


William George Houghton





Date of Birth:


Not known
Place of Birth: Not known
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: P/JX 189296
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Able Seaman
Period in Hood: 30 Aug 1933 - 10 Aug 1936
Biographical Information:

"Bill", as he was known served in the Royal Navy from 1932 to 1947. What follows are his various postings:

  • HMS Ganges 1932
  • HMS Victory 1933
  • HMS Hood Aug 1933 to Aug 1936
  • HMS Victory Aug 1936 to Aug 1936
  • HMS excellent Aug 1936 to Dec 1936
  • HMS Victory Dec 1936 to May 1937
  • Ship not clear May 1937 to May 1939
  • Ship not clear again May 1939 to June 1939
  • HMS Victory Jun 1939 to Aug 1939
  • HMS Belfast Aug 1939 to Aug 1940
  • Victory Aug 1940 to Aug 1940
  • HMS Excellent Aug 1940 to Sept 1940
  • HMS King George V Oct 1940 to Jan 1941
  • HMS Dolphin Feb 1941 to April 1943
  • Details not clear April 1943 to May
  • 1943
  • HMS Vernon May 1943 to Oct 1943
  • Victory Oct 1943 to Oct 1943
  • Submarine unclear Oct 1943 to Dec 1943
  • HMS Cotton Dec 1943 to April 1944
  • Ship unclear May 1944 to June 1945
  • HMS Victory June 1945 to Dec 1945

From then to March 1947 details are unclear.