-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Crew List
Updated 17-Apr-2010

It is estimated that as many as 9,000 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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Cyril Gerrard





Date of Birth:


Not known
Place of Birth: Not known
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: 83752
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Able Seaman
Period in Hood: Served in Hood twice:
1. 24 November 1923 to 15 January 1925 and
2. 2 May 1925 to 27 August 1928.
Biographical Information: Cyril was born on 2nd June 1900 in Chorle, Lancashire. Before joining the Royal Navy he worked as a butcher's assistant. He entered the service as a Boy 2nd Class on 11 January 1918. He served as a Boy in H.M.S. Powerful an, from May 1918 in H.M.S. Agincourt. On reaching the age of 18 he was rated as Ordinary Seaman and signed on for a period of 12 years. A year later he was rated Able Seaman whilst still in H.M.S. Agincourt.

Cyril served in Hood twice - firstly from 24 November 1923 to 15 January 1925 (a period which included the famous Empire Cruise) and then again from 2 May 1925 to 27 August 1928.