-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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John James (Jackie) Bancroft





Date of Birth:


Not known
Place of Birth: Not known
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: KX76775
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Stoker Petty Officer
Period in Hood: 09 Jan 1936- 06 Jan 1940
Biographical Information: Called Jackie by his friends. He joined the service in 1926. He married and had 5 children. He went on to serve in the Pacific on HMS Indefatigable.