-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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Cecil Robert McCrum

Date of Birth:

Not known
Place of Birth: Not known
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: N/A
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Commander
Period in Hood: Circa 1931 to 1932
Biographical Information:

Cecil Robert Mc Crum was born in Milford, Northern Ireland in 1892. He was the only son of William and Maud Mc Crum of Milford House. His father William invented the penalty kick rule in football in 1889. His mother was born Maud Mary Squires, the daughter of Dr. W.W. Squires of Montreal Canada. She was one of the first female graduates of Toronto University. The Mc Crum family owned the linen manufacturing firm of McCrum Watson and Merrcer which supplied linen to the Titanic.

Cecil was called 'Patrick' by his family and 'George' by everyone else. He was educated at the Royal Naval Colleges Osbourne and Dartmouth and joined the Navy in 1905. He reached the rank of Captain RN on the Hood and would have gone on further had it not been for the Invergordon mutiny. In 1931 at the time of the mutiny he was second in command. The admiralty described him as "the most brilliant officer of his year and possibly of his generation". He was forced to resign by the admiralty because he sympathized with the crew during the mutiny.

He married Ivy Nicholson the second daughter of William and Ethel Nicholson of Bexhill-on-Sea. They had four sons - Patrick (born 1917 died 1922), Antony (born 1919 ) Michael (born 1924) and Robert. The three surviving sons went on to have highly distinguished careers in the Royal Navy with Michael also being a college master and Vice Chancellor.