-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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Lionel Barrett

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Date of birth: 20 December 1889
Place of birth: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
Previous occupation: Railway Porter
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Mechanician
Service Number: K.3075
Joined Hood First time: 1920
Left Hood First time: 1920
Joined Hood Second time: 1923
Left Hood Second time: 1925

Biographical Information: Lionel's service in Hood first came to light in the "Scott O'Connor" nominal list of those who served in Hood during the "Empire Cruise" of 1923-4. He was listed there as "L. Barrett, Mechanician" but no other details were noted. But later investigation of the service record of Leonard Barrett (q.v.) also brought Lionel's details to light, and revealed that, in addition to his 1923-4 service, he had served previously in Hood as a member of her commissioning crew in 1920. While serving in the battleship HMS Malaya in 1926, Lionel secured promotion to Chief Mechanician. He died in Weymouth, Dorset in late 1970, at the age of 80.

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The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor