-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.

Chainbar divider


Leonard Pearson





Date of Birth:


Not known
Place of Birth: Not known
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: Unknown
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Able Seaman
Period in Hood: 17 May 1923 - 05 Jan 1925
Biographical Information: Born 7 Sept.1906 at Willesden,London. Joined HMS Ganges 1922 first ship was HMS Hood (along with an older brother). Served on the following ships in this order:- Vivid, Malaya, Egmont, Malaya, Vivid, Emperor of India, Benbow, Vivid, Osprey, Vivid, Dunedin and HMS Drake. Finished engagement 6 Sept.1936 and enlisted in RFR at Devonport same month. Posted to HMNZS Philomel in April 1937 Mobilised into RNZN May 1940. Died Auckland NZ.