-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
John Frederick William Skipper

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Date of birth: 1st December 1909
Place of birth: Aldershot, Hampshire, England
Parents: John and Emily Skipper
Previous occupation: Apprentice Motor Engineer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 127500
Joined Hood First time: 8th September 1936 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood First time: 30th December 1940 (Able Seaman)
Joined Hood Second time: 29th January 1941 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood Second time: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

John was born on 1st December 1909 to John and Emily Skipper, of Aldershot, Hampshire. He was 31 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and ratings held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
24th July 19265th March 1927GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM362/19
6th March 192725th April 1927GangesBoy 1st ClassADM362/19
26th April 192726th October 1927BenbowBoy 1st ClassADM362/19
27th October 192724th November 1927MarlboroughBoy 1st ClassADM362/19
25th November 192730th November 1927WarspiteBoy 1st ClassADM362/19
1st December 192725th August 1928WarspiteOrdinary SeamanADM362/19
26th August 19281st March 1929Egmont II (Winchelsea)Ordinary SeamanADM362/19
2nd March 192916th October 1929Egmont II (Winchelsea)Able SeamanADM363/530
17th October 192913th December 1929Victory II - IV (Winchelsea)Able SeamanADM363/530
14th December 192927th February 1930Victory I - IIIAble SeamanADM363/530
28th February 193024th April 1931FisgardAble SeamanADM363/530
25th April 193131st August 1932NelsonAble SeamanADM363/530
1st September 193219th January 1933Victory IAble SeamanADM363/530
20th January 193324th July 1935DespatchAble SeamanADM363/530
25th July 19353rd October 1935Victory IAble SeamanADM363/530
4th October 19357th September 1936ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/530
8th September 193630th November 1940HoodAble SeamanADM363/530
1st December 194028th January 1941Victory IAble SeamanADM363/530
29th January 194124th May 1941HoodAble SeamanADM363/530

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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)

John's name is in Column 2 of Panel 49.

Detail of John'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)
J.R. Williams (photo, 2001)