-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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William John Tapper

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Date of birth: 1st September 1888
Place of birth: Devonport, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: Farm Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Chief Mechanic 2nd Class
Service Number: 311320
Joined Hood: 1st April 1927 (Chief Mechanic 2nd Class)
Left Hood: 27th August 1928 (Chief Mechanic 2nd Class)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
4th February 190719th March 1907Vivid IIStoker 2nd classADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th March 19079th July 1907DorisStoker 2nd classADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th July 190723rd August 1907CrescentStoker 2nd classADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th August 190730th September 1907FloraStoker 2nd classADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 19076th September 1909FloraStoker 1st classADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th September 190922nd October 1909TerribleStoker 1st classADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd October 190914th January 1910VividStoker 1st classADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th January 191013th May 1910IndusStoker 1st classADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th May 191030th September 1910Vivid IIStoker 1st classADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 19103rd November 1910Vivid IIActing Senior Petty OfficerADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th November 191030th September 1911WarriorActing Senior Petty OfficerADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 19115th November 1912WarriorStoker Petty OfficerADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th November 191215th November 1912Vivid IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th November 191231st December 1912EuryalusStoker Petty OfficerADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 19131st January 1913Vivid IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd January 191330th July 1914Pembroke IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st July 191431st December 1914Attentive II (Viking)Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 19152nd February 1915Attentive II (Viking)Acting MechanicADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd February 191511th February 1915Vivid IIActing MechanicADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th February 191520th December 1915ArgyleActing MechanicADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st December 191531st January 1916Vivid IIActing MechanicADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 19165th April 1916AuroraActing MechanicADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th April 19164th December 1917AuroraMechanicADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th December 191730th May 1919CurlewMechanicADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st May 191930th June 1921DelhiMechanicADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 192112th June 1922VividMechanicADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th June 192230th June 1923ValiantMechanicADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 19235th November 1923ValiantActing Chief Mechanic 2nd ClassADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th November 192311th December 1923Vivid IIActing Chief Mechanic 2nd ClassADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th December 192313th February 1924Weymouth (Durban)Acting Chief Mechanic 2nd ClassADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th February 192430th June 1924DurbanActing Chief Mechanic 2nd ClassADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 19241st November 1926DurbanChief Mechanic 2nd ClassADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd November 192631st March 1927Vivid IIChief Mechanic 2nd ClassADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192727th August 1928HoodChief Mechanic 2nd ClassADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th August 19282nd February 1929Vivid IIChief Mechanic 2nd ClassADM188/509
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd February 192927th September 1938PensionedChief Mechanician 2nd ClassADM363/282
28th September 19381st October 1938Drake IIChief Mechanician 2nd ClassADM363/282
2nd October 19385th June 1940DemobilisedChief Mechanician 2nd ClassADM363/282
6th June 194023rd October 1940Drake IIChief Mechanician 2nd ClassADM363/282
24th October 194031st March 1941Defiance (Centurion)Chief Mechanician 2nd ClassADM363/282
1st April 194112th November 1944ParisChief Mechanician 2nd ClassADM363/282
13th November 1944Discharged shoreChief Mechanician 2nd ClassADM363/282


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/509 via WW1 Lives at Sea