-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 Peter Smyth

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Date of birth: 2nd November 1884
Place of birth: Dungarvan, County Waterford, Ireland
Previous occupation: School
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: 212047
Joined Hood First time: 1st April 1920 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood First time: 13th August 1922 (Able Seaman)
Joined Hood Second time: 5th December 1922 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood Second time: 14th May 1923 (Able Seaman)





Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
21st October 19002nd August 1901Black PrinceBoy 2nd ClassADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd August 190118th October 1901MinotaurBoy 2nd ClassADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th October 190125th October 1901MinotaurBoy 1st ClassADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th October 190112th March 1902Black PrinceBoy 1st ClassADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th March 190220th March 1902AgincourtBoy 1st ClassADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st March 19021st November 1902VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd November 190212th December 1902VividOrdinary SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th December 190221st April 1904PrometheusOrdinary SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd April 190410th May 1904PrometheusAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th May 19042nd July 1904Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd July 190417th December 1904CambridgeAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th December 190428th May 1905Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th May 190519th January 1906BlakeAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th January 19069th March 1908Duke of EdinburghAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th March 19083rd May 1909Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th May 190931st December 1909SentinelAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 19107th February 1910Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th February 191025th March 1912BellonaAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th March 19121st November 1912Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd November 191210th April 1913EuryalusAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th April 191315th August 1913CaesarAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th August 191320th December 1915ArgyllAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st December 191525th January 1916Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th January 191631st March 1916Island Prince (Rosemary)Able SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 191627th July 1916Wallington (Rosemary)Able SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th July 191616th October 1916Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th October 191630th September 1917Wallington (Rosemary)Able SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 191730th April 1918Hecla (Rosemary)Able SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 191830th November 1918Gibraltar (Rosemary)Able SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st December 191812th July 1919Hecla II (Rosemary)Able SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th July 191916th December 1919Pekin (Dartmoor)Able SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
17th December 19191st January 1920Pembroke VII (Dartmoor)Able SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd January 192029th February 1920Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 192031st March 1920Crescent (Hood)Able SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192013th August 1922HoodAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th August 19224th December 1922Vivid II (Halo)Able SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th December 192214th May 1923HoodAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 192323rd August 1923Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th August 192310th September 1924Woolwich (Sylph)Able SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th September 192415th September 1924Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th September 192430th November 1924RamilliesAble SeamanADM188/371
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/371 via WW1 Lives at Sea