Philip Jeston Hodges
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.
James C. Tancred
|Captain of H.M. T.B. 52
22 Jul, 1890 – 16 Sep, 1890
Reginald H. S. Bacon
- "Naval Intelligence". The Times. Friday, 19 July, 1890. Issue 33068, col C, p. 12.