-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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Ernest Albert Coaker

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Date of birth: 20th Fenruary 1888
Place of birth: Dunchideock, Devonshire, England
Previous occupation: Stable Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Sailmaker
Service Number: 226863
Joined Hood: 15th May 1923 (Sailmaker)
Left Hood: 8th May 1925 (Sailmaker)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
10th July 190320th July 1903ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
21st July 190324th February 1904LionBoy 2nd ClassADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th February 19041st November 1904LionBoy 1st ClassADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd November 19049th May 1905CambridgeBoy 1st ClassADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th May 190519th February 1906CommonwealthBoy 1st ClassADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th February 190614th December 1906CommonwealthOrdinary SeamanADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th December 190627th May 1907CommonwealthAble SeamanADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th May 190724th August 1907Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th August 19074th November 1907CambridgeAble SeamanADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
5th November 190724th June 1908Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th June 190830th September 1908GibraltarAble SeamanADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st October 190831st December 1908Powerful ([...])Able SeamanADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st January 19098th December 1910PenguinAble SeamanADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th December 191010th March 1911GibraltarAble SeamanADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th March 19112nd June 1911Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
3rd June 191112th December 1911Vivid IIAble SeamanADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th December 191126th March 1912Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
27th March 191225th February 1913IrresistibleAble SeamanADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th February 191324th April 1914Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th April 191418th January 1916RingdoveAble SeamanADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th January 191630th March 1916Vivid IAble SeamanADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st March 191630th June 1917HighflyerAble SeamanADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191724th October 1917HighflyerSailmaker's MateADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
25th October 191717th June 1918Vivid ISailmaker's MateADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th June 191810th July 1919TalbotSailmaker's MateADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th July 19199th October 1919Vivid ISailmaker's MateADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th October 191925th December 1921CairoSailmakerADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
26th December 192114th May 1923Vivid ISailmakerADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 19238th May 1925HoodSailmakerADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
9th May 192517th September 1925Vivid ISailmakerADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
18th September 192519th February 1928Vivid IChief SailmakerADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
28th April 19382nd October 1938Drake IIChief SailmakerADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea
31st July 193917th September 1939CourageousChief SailmakerADM188/400
via WW1 Lives at Sea


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor
ADM188/400 via WW1 Lives at Sea