-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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Frank Penney

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Date of birth: 6th June 1898
Place of birth: Cawsand, Cornwall, England
Previous occupation: Grocer's Assistant
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Telegraphist
Service Number: J28636
Joined Hood: 6th December 1921 (Leading Telegraphist)
Left Hood: 14th May 1923 (Leading Telegraphist)







Biographical Information: No further biographical information is held.




History of ships served in and ratings held:


Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
5th November 191312th June 1914ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
13th June 191414th October 1914ImpregnableBoy 1st ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th October 191419th November 1914VernonBoy 1st ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
20th November 19145th December 1915CornwallisBoy 1st ClassADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th December 191530th June 1916CornwallisOrdinary TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 19166th December 1916CornwallisTelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th December 191610th February 1918FolkestoneTelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
11th February 191814th February 1918Europa ITelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th February 191818th April 1918Europa II (Reliance)TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
19th April 19186th June 1918Vivid ITelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
7th June 191821st June 1918DefianceTelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd June 19183rd March 1919Columbine (Valkyrie)TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
4th March 191930th June 1919Woolwich (Valkyrie)TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 191913th January 1921Columbine (Valkyrie)TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
14th January 192130th June 1921Vivid ITelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st July 192123rd August 1921GloriousTelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
24th August 192131st August 1921Columbine (Viceroy)TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st September 19215th December 1921Columbine (Viceroy)Leading TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
6th December 192114th May 1923HoodLeading TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
15th May 19237th October 1923Vivid ILeading TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
8th October 192331st March 1924Diligence (Vansittart)Leading TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st April 192431st October 1925Sandhurst (Vansittart)Leading TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
1st November 192515th March 1926Egmont II (Vansittart)Leading TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
16th March 192628th April 1926Vivid II (Vansittart)Leading TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
29th April 192622nd September 1926Vivid ILeading TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
23rd September 19269th November 1926Victory ILeading TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
10th November 19261st February 1928Vivid ILeading TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
2nd February 192821st September 1929BerwickLeading TelegraphistADM188/704
via WW1 Lives at Sea
22nd September 19295th October 1929MagnoliaLeading TelegraphistADM363/49
6th October 192914th April 1930BerwickLeading TelegraphistADM363/49
15th April 193024th November 1930Vivid I-IILeading TelegraphistADM363/49
25th November 193014th July 1932Vivid II-IV (Vesper)Leading TelegraphistADM363/49
15th July 193210th January 1933Vivid II-IV (Walker)Leading TelegraphistADM363/49
11th January 193314th March 1933Vivid ILeading TelegraphistADM363/49
15th March 193331st August 1934Tamar IIILeading TelegraphistADM363/49
1st September 193430th September 1934Terror IILeading TelegraphistADM363/49
1st October 19347th March 1935Terror (Terror II)Leading TelegraphistADM363/49
8th March 193528th May 1935Drake ILeading TelegraphistADM363/49
29th May 19351st September 1935Caledon (Montrose)Leading TelegraphistADM363/49
2nd September 193513th October 1935Caledon (Vidette)Leading TelegraphistADM363/49
14th October 193527th March 1936Caledon (Walker)Leading TelegraphistADM363/49
28th March 193615th March 1937LeanderLeading TelegraphistADM363/49
16th March 193722nd March 1938Drake II (Wren)Leading TelegraphistADM363/49
23rd March 193811th May 1938Drake II (Acasta)Leading TelegraphistADM363/49
12th May 19384th June 1938Drake ILeading TelegraphistADM363/49
5th June 193827th September 1938Shore PensionedLeading TelegraphistADM363/49
28th September 19381st October 1938Drake I (Mobilised)Leading TelegraphistADM363/49
2nd October 193820th August 1939DemobilisedLeading TelegraphistADM363/49
21st August 193910th December 1939LuciaLeading TelegraphistADM363/49
11th December 193931st March 1940Gloucester IILeading TelegraphistADM363/49
1st April 194027th September 1941LankaLeading TelegraphistADM363/49
28th September 194127th September 1942LankaActing Petty Officer Telegraphist (Temporary)ADM363/49
28th September 194211th September 1945SkirmisherActing Petty Officer Telegraphist (Temporary)ADM363/49
12th September 1945Released in Class AActing Petty Officer Telegraphist (Temporary)ADM363/49


Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Memorials
No known memorials



Sources
ADM188/704 via WW1 Lives at Sea