-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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Matthew Murphy

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Date of birth: 16th May 1889
Place of birth: Gorey, County Wexford, Ireland
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: 234608
Joined Hood: 15th April 1920 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 13th June 1922 (Able Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
2nd August 190521st February 1906EmeraldBoy 2nd ClassADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd February 19067th April 1906EmeraldBoy 1st ClassADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th April 190620th September 1906ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st September 190619th December 1906HogueBoy 1st ClassADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th December 190611th January 1907Vivid IBoy 1st ClassADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
12th January 190715th February 1907St GeorgeBoy 1st ClassADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th February 190726th April 1907AmphitriteBoy 1st ClassADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th April 190715th May 1907DorisBoy 1st ClassADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th May 190727th May 1907DorisOrdinary SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th May 19073rd June 1908CaesarOrdinary SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th June 190814th August 1909CornwallisOrdinary SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th August 19098th August 1910CornwallisAble SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th August 191030th October 1911Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st October 191128th August 1913SapphireAble SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th August 191319th January 1914HighflyerAble SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th January 19142nd April 1914Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd April 191426th August 1916NottinghamAble SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th August 191612th October 1916Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th October 19161st February 1919GloriousAble SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd February 19195th March 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th March 191930th June 1919Vivid II (Cuckoo)Able SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 19195th December 1919Vivid III (Cuckoo)Able SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th December 191914th April 1920Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th April 192013th June 1922HoodAble SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th June 192215th September 1922Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th September 19225th July 1923Columbine (Campbell)Able SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th July 19234th September 1923Diligence (Stuart)Able SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th September 192319th November 1923DiligenceAble SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th November 192326th May 1924ComusAble SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th May 192423rd April 1926ConcordAble SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th April 192616th May 1929Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/416
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/416 via WW1 Lives at Sea