-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 Cunningham Lappin

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Date of birth: 16th February 1891
Place of birth: Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Previous occupation: House Porter
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: 238136
Joined Hood: 1st November 1924 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 6th January 1926 (Able Seaman)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
28th January 19076th September 1907GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th September 190730th October 1907GangesBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st October 190712th January 1908AchillesBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th January 19089th May 1908HogueBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th May 190829th May 1908VividBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
30th May 190822nd June 1908MarsBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd June 190814th February 1909RussellBoy 1st ClassADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th February 190921st March 1910RussellOrdinary SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd March 19102nd May 1910Vivid IOrdinary SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd May 191023rd February 1911CarnarvonOrdinary SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th February 191122nd August 1911IndefatigableOrdinary SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th August 19116th December 1911IndefatigableOrdinary SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th December 191129th February 1912IndefatigableAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st March 19128th March 1912Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th March 191215th November 1912DefianceAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th November 191215th February 1913HeclaAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th February 191314th March 1913Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th March 19135th February 1916DublinAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th February 191630th June 1916Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191621st October 1916Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd October 191631st August 1917Vivid II (Brisk)Able SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 191712th November 1917Hecla (Brisk)Able SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th November 191730th April 1918Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st May 191820th September 1918GorgonAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st September 19182nd May 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd May 19191st September 1919RamilliesAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd September 191913th October 1919Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th October 191925th December 1921CairoAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th December 19212nd January 1924Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd January 19242nd September 1924WarspiteAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd September 192431st October 1924Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 19246th January 1926HoodAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th January 192624th June 1926Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th June 19264th September 1927ConcordAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th September 192715th September 1927CaledonAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th September 192715th October 1928Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th October 192831st May 1930Egmont II (Keppel)Able SeamanADM188/423
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st June 193030th June 1930Vicid II-IV (Keppel)Able SeamanADM363/409
1st July 19305th September 1930Vivid I-IIIAble SeamanADM363/409
6th September 193010th October 1930Carysfort (Castor)Able SeamanADM363/409
11th October 193019th February 1931Vivid I-IIIAble SeamanADM363/409
20th February 193120th February 1931PensionedAble SeamanADM363/409
21st February 193125th August 1939Joined RFRAble SeamanADM363/409
26th August 193930th September 1939StorkAble SeamanADM363/409
1st October 193925th January 1940Cochrane (Stork)Able SeamanADM363/409
26th January 194029th October 1941Drake IAble SeamanADM363/409
30th October 194114th August 1945CabotAble SeamanADM363/409
15th August 1945Released in Class AAble SeamanADM363/409


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/423 via WW1 Lives at Sea