-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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Richard Edwin Rowe Tancock

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Date of birth: 1st April 1886
Place of birth: Plymouth, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: House Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: 217007
Joined Hood: 15th May 1923 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 6th January 1926 (Able Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
17th September 190123rd September 1901ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th September 190118th June 1902LionBoy 2nd ClassADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th June 190217th July 1902LionBoy 1st ClassADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th July 190227th January 1903MinotaurBoy 1st ClassADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th January 190315th June 1903AgincourtBoy 1st ClassADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th June 190331st March 1904LeviathanBoy 1st ClassADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 190411th October 1905LeviathanOrdinary SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th October 19054th December 1905LeviathanAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th December 190521st April 1906Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd April 190622nd September 1906DefianceAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd September 190618th January 1907Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th January 190726th June 1907BlakeAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th June 190731st January 1908LeanderAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 190821st April 1909Sapphire IIAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd April 190928th May 1909VividAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th May 19091st August 1910RepulseAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd August 19109th September 1910MajesticAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th September 19108th December 1910GibraltarAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th December 191013th February 1913PrometheusAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th February 191316th April 1913Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th April 19132nd December 1913DefianceAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd December 19131st February 1914HeclaAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd February 191420th March 1914DefianceAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st March 191430th June 1915GossamerAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191521st August 1915GossamerLeading SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd August 19158th September 1915Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th September 19152nd March 1916MagnficentLeading SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd March 191624th June 1916Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th June 191610th September 1916Diligence (Faulknor)Leading SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th September 191631st December 1916Diligence (Faulknor)Able SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 191720th February 1917Attentive II (Faulknor)Able SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th February 191728th January 1917Attentive II (Faulknor)Able SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 191821st October 1918Attentive II (Faulknor)Leading SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd October 19188th November 1918Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th November 191829th April 1919DefianceLeading SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th April 191930th June 1919Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 19197th September 1919CalcuttaLeading SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th September 191929th September 1919CalcuttaAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th September 19192nd March 1920Columbine (Grenville)Able SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd March 192017th March 1920Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th March 192031st March 1922Columbine (Douglas)Able SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192219th November 1922Woolwich (Douglas)Able SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th November 192214th May 1923Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 19236th January 1926HoodAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 192621st May 1926Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/381
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
ADM188/381 via WW1 Lives at Sea