-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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Charles William Evans Soper

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Date of birth: 5th September 1898
Place of birth: Burlescombe, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: Baker's Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: J29207
Joined Hood: 1st April 1920 (Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 14th May 1923 (Petty Officer)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
12th January 191412th July 1914ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th July 191413th July 1914ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th July 191430th July 1914EndymionBoy 1st ClassADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st July 19144th March 1916CumberlandBoy 1st ClassADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th March 19165th October 1916CumberlandOrdinary SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th October 191620th October 1916CumberlandAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st October 191625th March 1917Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th March 191731st August 1918ErinAble SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 191817th December 1919ErinLeading SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th December 191931st January 1920Vivid ILeading SeamanADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st February 192029th February 1920Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 192031st March 1920Crescent (Hood)Petty OfficerADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192014th May 1923HoodPetty OfficerADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 192323rd July 1923Vivid IPetty OfficerADM188/705
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th July 19232nd December 1923Vivid IIActing Regulating Petty OfficerADM188/1093
3rd December 192325th February 1924Victory II (Eagle)Acting Regulating Petty OfficerADM188/1093
26th February 192425th July 1924EagleActing Regulating Petty OfficerADM188/1093
26th July 192430th September 1926EagleRegulating Petty OfficerADM188/1093
1st October 192631st December 1928Vivid IIRegulating Petty OfficerADM188/1093
1st January 192915th October 1931OsmondeRegulating Petty OfficerADM188/1093
16th October 19312nd May 1932Vivid IIRegulating Petty OfficerADM188/1093
3rd May 193229th July 1932Vivid IIMaster at ArmsADM188/1093
30th July 193228th December 1936ExeterMaster at ArmsADM188/1093
29th December 19364th March 1937Drake IIMaster at ArmsADM188/1093
5th March 193717th January 1938NewcastleMaster at ArmsADM188/1093
18th January 19383rd September 1938Drake IIMaster at ArmsADM188/1093
4th September 193827th September 1938PensionedMaster at ArmsADM188/1093
28th September 19383rd October 1938Drake IIMaster at ArmsADM188/1093
4th October 19381st September 1939DemobilisedMaster at ArmsADM188/1093
2nd September 193930th September 1939StorkMaster at ArmsADM188/1093
1st October 193917th June 1940Cochrane II (Stork)Master at ArmsADM188/1093
18th June 194012th September 1940Drake IIMaster at ArmsADM188/1093
13th September 194031st March 1941CarolineMaster at ArmsADM188/1093
1st April 19416th March 1945Caroline (Antrim)Master at ArmsADM188/1093
7th March 1945InvalidedMaster at ArmsADM188/1093


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/705 via WW1 Lives at Sea