-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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John Henry Philp

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Date of birth: 17th July 1886
Place of birth: Launceston, Corn, England
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Regulating Petty Officer
Service Number: 228045
Joined Hood First time: 6th January 1923 (Regulating Petty Officer)
Left Hood First time: 30th August 1925 (Regulating Petty Officer)
Joined Hood First time: 6th January 1923 (Regulating Petty Officer)
Left Hood First time: 30th August 1925 (Regulating Petty Officer)





Biographical Information: RPO Philp was one of four RPOs under direction of MAA Sharman during the Empire Cruise. He served in the RN until 17 August 1945, when he was released to pension, having been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in 1941, and having served the last four years of his engagement in HMS Heron.



History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
2nd September 19035th November 1903NorthamptonBoy 2nd ClassADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th November 19031st December 1903CalliopeBoy 2nd ClassADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd December 190320th January 1904CalliopeBoy 1st ClassADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st January 190429th January 1904Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th January 190420th May 1904HogueBoy 1st ClassADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st May 190416th July 1904SuffolkBoy 1st ClassADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th July 190420th August 1905SuffolkOrdinary SeamanADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st August 19059th April 1906SuffolkAble SeamanADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th April 190630th June 1906Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 190631st December 1906CambridgeAble SeamanADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 190712th July 1908CornwallAble SeamanADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th July 190810th January 1910CornwallLeading SeamanADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th January 19102nd September 1910Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd September 191010th January 1911MajesticLeading SeamanADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th January 19111st August 1911VictoriousLeading SeamanADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd August 191131st May 1912IllustriousLeading SeamanADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st June 191217th June 1912Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th June 191214th July 1912HermioneLeading SeamanADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th July 191231st October 1914FoxLeading SeamanADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 191428th October 1915FoxPetty Officer (New Series)ADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th October 191528th July 1916Vivid IPetty Officer (New Series)ADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th July 191630th April 1917Q IIPetty Officer (New Series)ADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 191724th April 1918TamariskPetty Officer (New Series)ADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th April 191823rd August 1918Gibraltar (Tamarisk)Petty Officer (New Series)ADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th August 191822nd October 1918VividPetty Officer (New Series)ADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd October 19183rd January 1919Gibraltar (Tamarisk)Petty Officer (New Series)ADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th January 191913th February 1919Gibraltar (Tamarisk)Ship's Corporal First ClassADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th February 191925th April 1919Vivid IShip's Corporal First ClassADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th April 191918th March 1920Vivid IRegulating Petty OfficerADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th March 192031st March 1921TamarRegulating Petty OfficerADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192130th June 1921Colossus (Collingwood)Regulating Petty OfficerADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 192120th July 1921Glorious (Collingwood)Regulating Petty OfficerADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st July 192126th September 1921Impregnable (Collingwood)Regulating Petty OfficerADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th September 192131st March 1922Vivid IIIRegulating Petty OfficerADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 19225th January 1923Vivid IIRegulating Petty OfficerADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th January 192330th August 1925HoodRegulating Petty OfficerADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st August 192516th July 1926Vivid IIRegulating Petty OfficerADM188/403
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/403 via WW1 Lives at Sea