-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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Philip Henry Tapper

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Date of birth: 18th February 1891
Place of birth: Milbrook, Cornwall, England
Previous occupation: Labourer Brickworks
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Mechanician
Service Number: 238173
Joined Hood: 27th August 1921 (Acting Mechanician)
Left Hood: 23rd December 1922 (Mechanician)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
13th February 19072nd September 1907ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd September 190725th May 1908ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th May 190810th September 1908SutlejBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th September 19084th October 1908VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th October 190817th February 1909PandoraBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th February 190930th June 1909PandoraOrdinary SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 190918th January 1910PandoraStoker 2nd classADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th January 191017th October 1910PandoraStoker 1st classADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th October 191022nd November 1910AeolusStoker 1st classADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd November 191018th November 1912Vivid IIStoker 1st classADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th November 19122nd September 1914New ZealandStoker 1st classADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd September 19142nd September 1915New ZealandActing Leading StokerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd September 191531st December 1916New ZealandLeading StokerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 191729th May 1918New ZealandStoker Petty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th May 191822nd June 1918Vivid IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd June 191831st March 1919Columbine (Valkyrie)Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 191928th May 1919Woolwich (Valkyrie)Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th May 191930th June 1919Vivid IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191930th June 1921Pembroke IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 192126th August 1921Vivid IIActing MechanicianADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th August 192130th June 1922HoodActing MechanicianADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 192223rd December 1922HoodMechanicianADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th December 192226th March 1923Vivid IIMechanicianADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th September 19383rd October 1938Drake 2 (Mob)MechanicianADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st July 19392nd August 1940CapetownMechanicianADM363/409
3rd August 194031st August 1941Drake IIMechanicianADM363/409
1st September 1941ParisMechanicianADM363/409


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/423 via WW1 Lives at Sea