-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


Percy Hancock





Date of Birth:


Not known
Place of Birth: Not known
Former Occupation: Not known
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: MX 801601
Previous Service No.: Not known
Rank in Hood (highest): Acting Leading Telegraphist (on joining Hood)
Period in Hood: 21/02/1936 to 15/05/1938




Biographical Information:
Impregnable Boy 2 13/04/26 to 02/09/26
Ganges Boy 2 03/09/26 to 02/10/26
Ganges Boy 1 03/10/26 to 26/08/27
Iron Duke Boy telegraphist 27/08/27 to 29/11/27
Centaur " " " " " 30/11/27 to 01/07/28
Centaur Telegraphist 02/07/28 to 03/09/30
Victory 1/2 Telegraphist 04/09/30 to 06/11/30
Constance (Saladin) Telegraphist 07/11/30 to 08/12/30
Frobisher (Saladin) Telegraphist 09/12/30 to 20/02/31
Victory 1/2 Telegraphist 21/02/31 to 26/08/31
Kent Telegraphist 27/08/31 to 24/04/34 (Non substantive WT3 from 01/01/34)
Victory 1 Tel 01/12/34 to 14/02/35
Effingham Tel 05/09/34 to 30/11/34
Victory 1 Tel 01/12/34 to 14/02/35
Lupin Tel 15/02/35 to 12/03/35
Lupin A/leading Tel 13/03/35 to 14/01/36
Victory 2 (Lupin) A/Ldg Tel 15/01/36 to 18/02/36
Victory 1 A/Ldg Tel 19/02/36 to 20/02/36
Hood A/Ldg Tel 21/02/36 to 12/03/36
Hood Ldg Tel 13/03/36 to 31/01/38 (Non substantive WT2 from 15/12/37)
Hood A/PO Tel 01/02/38 to 15/05/38
Victory 1 A/PO Tel 16/05/38 to 31/01/39
Victory 1 PO Tel 01/02/39 to 28/07/39
Ark Royal PO Tel 29/07/39 to 01/09/41 (Non substantive WT1 from 08/11/40)
Ark Royal CPO Tel 02/09/41 to 14/11/41 (Percy was present when Ark was sunk off Gibralter in 1941)
Victory 3 CPO Tel 15/11/41 to 25/11/41
Mercury CPO Tel 26/11/41 to 25/02/44
Argonaut CPO Tel 26/02/44 to 09/12/45 (Twice mentioned in Dispatches)
Mercury CPO Tel 10/12/45 to 05/09/46
Mercury CPO R/Mech (W/T) 06/09/46 to 31/12/46
Mercury Ch Radio Elec (W/T) 01/01/47 to 15/01/50
Collingwood & President 02/10/51 to 28/03/60
Percy was born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. He was awarded the following medals during his service in the Royal Navy:

1939/45 Atlantic Star
Africa Star
Pacific Clasp
Burma Star
Italy Star
France & Germany Clasp
War Medal and Oak leaf
British Empire Medal
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal & Clasp


He finally left the service 29/03/1960 aged 49yrs 2 months 28 days and Crossed the Bar in 1988.