-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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Horace Percy Hamlyn

Date of Birth:

26 February 1881
Place of Birth: Marylebone
Former Occupation: Clerk
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: 199348
Previous Service No.: None
Rank in Hood (highest): Chief Gunner
Period in Hood: 13 December 1922 - ?
Biographical Information: Horace Percy Hamlyn entered the Royal Navy on 17 May 1898, at the age of 17. He specialised in gunnery, and did so well that, on 11 April 1910 his rating record was “transferred to the officers’ section.” By the time he served in Hood in 1922, he was a Chief Gunner. A Chief Gunner was a Warrant Officer. Like other specialists - e.g. Chief Boatswain or Chief Carpenter, he was granted a commission, but by the Admiralty, not by the Monarch. He is therefore listed in the Navy List of that year as a “Commissioned Gunner”.