Philip Jeston Hodges

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Lieutenant Philip Jeston Hodges, R.N. (14 December, 1864 – 14 July, 1891) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in a parsonage.

Hodges was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 January, 1889.

On 15 November 1890, a Court Martial for smuggling liquor on board Ringdove cost him six months' seniority.

He was dismissed the Royal Navy by Court Martial convened on 22 May, 1891, for drunkeness.

On 23 July 1891 the Commander-in-Chief, Australia telegraphed to relay a newspaper report that Hodges had drowned on 14 July while a passenger bound from San Francisco to Sydney (earliest report indicated passage in the opposite direction) on the steamer Alameda. The death was deemed a suicide.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
James C. Tancred
Captain of H.M. T.B. 52
22 Jul, 1890[1] – 16 Sep, 1890
Succeeded by
Reginald H. S. Bacon


  1. "Naval Intelligence". The Times. Friday, 19 July, 1890. Issue 33068, col C, p. 12.