-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 Hoskin

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Date of birth: 10th May 1889
Place of birth: Pensilva, Cornwall, England
Previous occupation: Farm Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: 233531
Joined Hood First time: 15th April 1920 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood First time: 16th January 1921 (Leading Seaman)
Joined Hood Second time: 2nd June 1928 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood Second time: 1st January 1929 (Leading Seaman)





Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and rate held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
10th April 19051st November 1905ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd November 190523rd May 1906ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th May 19069th September 1906HogueBoy 1st ClassADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th September 190630th September 1906Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 19069th May 1907CambridgeBoy 1st ClassADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th May 190727th May 1907CambridgeOrdinary SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th May 19071st July 1907CommonwealthOrdinary SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th July 190720th November 1908CommonwealthOrdinary SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st November 190824th May 1909CommonwealthAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th May 190930th July 1909Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st July 190931st August 1909TerribleAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 190915th September 1911CambrianAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th September 19113rd November 1911GibraltarAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th November 19119th December 1911Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th December 191110th November 1912DefianceAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th November 191210th February 1914PresidentAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th February 191431st March 1914Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 19148th February 1915CollingwoodAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th February 191527th March 1916Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th March 191624th May 1916DublinAble SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th May 191630th August 1917DublinLeading SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st August 191714th October 1918Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th October 191814th December 1918EndymionLeading SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th December 191814th April 1920Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th April 192016th January 1921HoodLeading SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th January 192113th August 1924RevengeLeading SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th August 192424th August 1925Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th August 192522nd December 1926ResolutionLeading SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd December 19261st June 1928Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/414
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd June 19281st January 1929HoodLeading SeamanADM188/414
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)
ADM188/414 via WW1 Lives at Sea