-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

Updated 06-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of

Photo of Royal Marine Musician Frank Percy Adams, courtesy of his sister, N. Adams, December 2001
Service: Royal Marines
Rank: Musician, Royal Marine Band
Service Number: RMB/X 546
Date Joined Hood: Early 1936
Biographical Information: Frank was born on 05 July 1918 to Charles and Annie Adams, of Gillingham, Kent. As a child, Frank attended the Arden Street Council School, where he was an accomplished musician. He was also a successful athlete, and excelled in football and track.

After leaving school in 1934, he joined the Royal Marine School of Music, Deal, Kent, as a Band Boy. Frank also played football on the schools team. He departed school to join his only ship, Hood. Frank's action station at the time of the sinking was the 15" Transmitting Station. He was 22 years old at the time of his loss. We have no additional information.

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Memorial Information
Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 59, Column 3 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Frank Adams  Photo of Frank Adams
Above- Photos of Frank in and out of uniform.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
His sister, Mrs N. Adams (photos of Frank, newspaper clippings & letter, Dec 2001)
‘Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings’ (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)