-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Frederick James Hobbs

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Date of birth: 30th December 1895
Place of birth: Mitcham, Surrey, England
Parents: James and Alice Hobbs
Wife: Annie Hobbs
Previous occupation: Shop Assistant
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Stoker
Service Number: P/K 23361
Joined Hood First time: 29th August 1935 (Chief Stoker)
Left Hood First time: 31st October 1935 (Chief Stoker)
Joined Hood Second time: 15th April 1941 (Chief Stoker)
Left Hood Second time: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Chief Stoker)
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Biographical Information:

Frederick was born on 30th December 1895 in Mitcham, Surrey to parents James and Alice Hobbs. He was the husband of Annie Hobbs, of St. Leonardson-Sea, Sussex. He was 45 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
29th October 191417th March 1915Pembroke IIStoker 2nd ClassADM188/913
18th March 191528th September 1915Dido (Legion)Stoker 2nd ClassADM188/913
29th September 191529th September 1915Pembroke IIStoker 2nd ClassADM188/913
30th September 191514th December 1915Pembroke IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/913
15th December 191529th September 1917PhaetonStoker 1st ClassADM188/913
30th September 191729th March 1918PhaetonActing Leading StokerADM188/913
30th March 191817th December 1919PhaetonLeading StokerADM188/913
18th December 191930th January 1920PhaetonStoker 1st ClassADM188/913
31st January 19203rd March 1920Pembroke IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/913
4th March 192017th May 1920Hecla (?Hussar?)Stoker 1st ClassADM188/913
18th May 192022nd October 1920Pembroke IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/913
23rd October 192025th August 1921CleopatraStoker 1st ClassADM188/913
26th August 192131st December 1923CaledonStoker 1st ClassADM188/913
1st January 192431st January 1924Pembroke IILeading StokerADM188/913
1st February 19244th March 1924Victory IILeading StokerADM188/913
5th March 192431st March 1924Heather (Rocket)Leading StokerADM188/913
1st April 192418th August 1925Osprey (Rocket)Leading StokerADM188/913
19th August 192531st August 1925Victory IILeading StokerADM188/913
1st September 192531st December 1925FuriousLeading StokerADM188/913
1st January 192631st December 1926FuriousActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/913
1st January 192731st December 1928FuriousStoker Petty OfficerADM188/913
1st January 19297th January 1929Victory II - VStoker Petty OfficerADM363/13
8th January 19292nd March 1930Excellent (St. Fagan)Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/13
3rd March 19301st June 1930VindictiveStoker Petty OfficerADM363/13
2nd June 193026th January 1932IroquoisStoker Petty OfficerADM363/13
27th January 19322nd March 1932Victory IIStoker Petty OfficerADM363/13
3rd March 193223rd September 1932Vernon (Medea)Stoker Petty OfficerADM363/13
24th September 193217th October 1932Vernon (Medea)Chief StokerADM363/13
18th October 193223rd August 1935Royal SovereignChief StokerADM363/13
24th August 193528th August 1935Victory IIChief StokerADM363/13
29th August 193531st October 1935HoodChief StokerADM363/13
1st November 193510th January 1936Victory IIChief StokerADM363/13
11th January 193614th August 1936Vernon (Ambuscade)Chief StokerADM363/13
15th August 193617th January 1940Victory IIChief StokerADM363/13
18th January 194016th February 1940Pembroke XChief StokerADM363/13
17th February 194026th October 1940Boscowen (Hertfordshire)Chief StokerADM363/13
27th October 19404th January 1941EuropaChief StokerADM363/13
5th January 194114th April 1941Victory IIChief StokerADM363/13
15th April 194124th May 1941HoodChief StokerADM363/13

Additional Photos

Frederick and Annie

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Frederick's name is in Column 3 of Panel 53.

Detail of Frederick's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Frederick's nephew, Richard Hobbs (photo, 2001)
Frederick's granddaughter, Olivia Kelley (photos & information, May 2005)
The National Archives (ADM 188/913)