-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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Richard Percy Jones

Date of Birth:

25 March 1898
Place of Birth: Bognor
Former Occupation: Messenger
Service: Royal Navy
Service No.: J26808
Previous Service No.: None
Rank in Hood (highest): Petty Officer
Period in Hood: 31 August 1933 to 7 September 1936
Biographical Information: Richard Percy Jones served in Hood for over three years, in the rate of Petty Officer. Year after year, his service record shows that he was assessed as 'Superior' in efficiency, so it is no surprise that, later in his career, while serving in the gunnery branch 'Alma Mater' the gunnery training establishment HMS EXCELLENT, he was promoted to Chief Petty Officer, a formidable 'Chief Gunnery Instructor' whose expertise would have included parade ground skills as well as gunnery.