-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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James Canniffe

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Date of birth: 10th February 1888
Place of birth: Bandon, County Cork , Ireland
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: 229493
Joined Hood First time:
Left Hood First time: 22nd May 1937 (died)
Joined Hood First time: 28th August 1926 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood First time: 22nd May 1927 (Able Seaman)





Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
2nd January 190424th August 1904EmeraldBoy 2nd ClassADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th August 190411th February 1905EmeraldBoy 1st ClassADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th February 19053rd May 1905ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th May 190510th September 1905St GeorgeBoy 1st ClassADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th September 190511th October 1905VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th October 19059th February 1906BulwarkBoy 1st ClassADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th February 190610th February 1907BulwarkOrdinary SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th February 190711th February 1907BulwarkAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th February 190715th March 1907Bulwark IAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th March 190729th September 1907IndusAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th October 19078th March 1909IndusAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th March 190913th July 1909SutlejAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st August 190913th September 1909Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th September 190913th October 1910DorisAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th October 191028th December 1910Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th January 19113rd February 1911Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th February 19116th April 1911CrescentAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th April 191128th March 1912ThistleAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th March 19128th April 1912HawkeAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th April 191210th April 1912TamarAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th April 191223rd April 1913MerlinAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th May 191314th June 1913TamarAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th June 19134th November 1913MerlinAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th November 191313th February 1914Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th February 191425th February 1914ForthAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th March 19149th March 1914Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th March 19149th June 1914Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th June 191416th June 1914SutlejAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th June 19149th December 1915DublinAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th December 19153rd June 1916LondonAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th June 191620th January 1917Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st January 191726th July 1917DorisAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th July 191726th December 1917PyramusAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th December 191731st December 1917FoxAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 191810th December 1918TopazeAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th December 191825th February 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th February 192118th July 1921Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th July 192114th October 1921Emperor of IndiaAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th October 19211st November 1922AjaxAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd November 192218th September 1923AjaxAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th September 192325th February 1924Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th February 192414th August 1924EagleAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th August 192417th August 1924EgmontAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th September 192426th September 1924EgmontAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th September 192417th February 1925EagleAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th February 192527th August 1926Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th August 192622nd May 1927HoodAble SeamanADM188/405
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/405 via WW1 Lives at Sea