-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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Frederick Percy Charles (Percy) Smith

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Date of birth: 20th July 1918
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: PJX 140736
Joined Hood: 16th November 1934
Left Hood: 7th September 1936

Biographical Information: He joined the Hood as a Boy 1st Class and became an Ordinary Seaman on 20 July 1936. He was known by his family as 'Percy'.He served with very good behaviour throughout his entire naval career.

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None at this time.

No known memorials

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Certificate of Service, courtesy of Matthew Jones