-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
Biography of Tommy Barker
Information Provided by Michael Barker
At 17 years of age, Tommy was among the youngest of those lost when Hood sank. The information and photos contained herein were submitted to the site by Tommy's brother Michael and show some happy moments from Tommy's short life that will inevitably generate thoughts of what life may have held for him but for the events of that fateful day.
Above- Tommy (left) and the crew of the Admiral's barge, on
the forecastle of H.M.S. Hood, 1939
Above- Tommy and a mate aboard Hood, 1940.
They are standing by a 4 inch ready use ammunition locker.
Above- Tommy in Scarborough in leave from Hood, 1939
Hood seen in November 1939 from aboard the warship Dunkerque.
The following year would see Hood attacking this ship at Mers el-Kebir.
Above- Tommy (second from left) and mates posing in one of
Hood's seaboats somtime during 1940
Above- Tommy holding a 4 inch shell aboard H.M.S. Hood, 1940