-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Crew List

It is estimated that as many as 18,000 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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Percy Jones

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Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Master at Arms
Service Number: M35826
Joined Hood: August 1928
Left Hood: February 1929

Biographical Information: Percy was born in Madeley, Shropshire on 4 June 1891. He initial joined the Royal Navy on 31 August 1909 for a period of 12 years but contniued his service after World War 1 by which time he had reached the rating of Regulating Petty Officer. He was passed for Master at Arms in April 1921 but it was not until 11 May 1925 that he actually took up post as such whilst serving in H.M.S. Tamar. He joined H.M.S. Hood on 28 August 1928 and was in her until a draft to H.M.S. Tiger in February of the following year.

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Claire Ward, Percy's great grandaughter, from service records (National Archives), February 2009