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Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1943-1943, USS John Hood (DD-655)
Service Years
1875 - 1918
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Home Town
Florence, Alabama
Last Address
Admiral Hood died at the Naval Hospital, Annapolis, Maryland, 11 February 1919

Date of Passing
Feb 11, 1919
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Last Known Activity
Battle Streamers : Spanish-American War 1898 • The Great War (WWI)

Biography:  Rear Admiral John Hood, USN 1875-1918  (1859-1919).

  Hood was born in Florence, Alabama, 3 December 1859. He was appointed to the United States Naval Academy in 1875, and graduated from the Naval Academy, second in his class. His first cruise after graduation took him to the South Atlantic in Shenandoah, and he later sailed in Wachusett, Brooklyn, Vandalia, Mohican, Jamestown, Constellation, Bancroft and Kearsarge. Hood was wrecked with Kearsarge 21 February 1894 on Roncador Reef off Central America in the Pacific. He was a lieutenant in Maine (ACR-1) when she was blown up at Havana 15 February 1898.

  He commanded Hawk (IX-14) during the Spanish-American War, carried information of the arrival of the Spanish Caribbean Squadron off Santiago, Cuba, to Commodore Winfield S. Schley, the commander of the Flying Squadron at Cienfuegos, and delivered orders for him to proceed to Santiago 23 May 1898. He also served in Nero (AC-17) during the Spanish War. Hood surveyed the Pacific in 1899-1900 to prepare data and charts by which the Pacific telegraph cable was laid.

  Hood commanded Elcano (PG-38) in Chinese waters during the Russo-Japanese War from 1903 to 1905 and Tacoma (CL-20) from 1907 to 1909, during Haitian and Central American revolutions and elections. He was in charge of the ships at the Naval Academy in 1909 and 1910. He commanded Rhode Island (BB-17) of the Atlantic Fleet in 1910-11. Under him in 1911-12, Delaware (BB-28) won the battle efficiency pennant. From 1912 to 1915 he was a member of the General Board of the Navy. In 1915-16 he commanded Texas (BB-35) which won the "Red E" for excellence in engineering efficiency.

  He was promoted to Rear Admiral 29 August 1916 and retired 18 March 1918. Admiral Hood died of Brights Disease at the Naval Hospital, Annapolis, Maryland, 11 February 1919.

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USS Texas (BB-35)USS John Hood (DD-655)
  1875-1877, USS Shenandoah (1863)
  1877-1879, USS Wachusett (1861) Sloop
  1879-1881, USS BROOKLYN (Screw Sloop)
  1881-1883, USS Vandalia (1876)
  1883-1885, USS Mohican (sloop of war)
  1885-1887, USS JAMESTOWN (Sloop-of-war)
  1887-1889, USS Constellation
  1889-1891, USS Bancroft (1893-1906)
  1892-1895, USS Kearsarge (BB-5)
  1896-1898, USS Maine (ACR-1)
  1898-1899, Naval Sea Units
  1899-1900, Secretary of the Treasury/US Coast & Geodegic Survey
  1903-1905, USS Elcano (PG-38)
  1907-1909, USS Tacoma (CL-20)
  1909-1910, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1910-1911, USS Rhode Island (BB-17)
  1911-1912, USS Delaware (BB-28)
  1912-1915, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)/General Board
  1915-1916, USS Texas (BB-35)
  1916-1918, Naval Shore Units
  1943-1943, USS John Hood (DD-655)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War/USS Maine (ACR-1) Sunk2
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1875-1879, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Feb 15, 1898, 'REMEMBER THE MAINE'1
  Feb 11, 1919, Bio1
  Jun 07, 1944, RADM Hood and the USS Hood1
  Nov 15, 2014, General Photos
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