-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: 1st April 1920 (Acting Mechanician)
Left Hood First time: 15th January 1922 (Mechanician)
Joined Hood Second time: 15th May 1923 (Mechanician)
Left Hood Second time: 5th May 1925 (Mechanician)

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.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
17th June 19095th November 1909Vivid IStoker 2nd ClassADM188/873
6th November 190922nd June 1910LeviathanStoker 2nd ClassADM188/873
23rd June 191011th February 1913LeviathanStoker 1st ClassADM188/873
12th February 191312th February 1913LeviathanActing Leading StokerADM188/873
13th February 191314th April 1913Good HopeActing Leading StokerADM188/873
15th April 191320th June 1913Vivid IIActing Leading StokerADM188/873
21st June 191322nd October 1913IndusActing Leading StokerADM188/873
23rd October 191331st October 1913IndusActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/873
1st November 19134th December 1913Vivid IIActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/873
5th December 191322nd October 1914Blake (Goldfinch)Acting Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/873
23rd October 191428th February 1915Blake (Goldfinch)Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/873
1st March 191522nd June 1915Vivid IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/873
23rd June 191530th November 1915Vernon (Melampus)Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/873
1st December 191530th June 1917MaidstoneStoker Petty OfficerADM188/873
1st July 191727th November 1918Maidstone (Melampus)Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/873
28th November 19186th February 1919Vivid IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/873
7th February 191931st December 1919Pembroke IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/873
1st January 19201st January 1920Pembroke IIActing MechanicianADM188/873
2nd January 19203rd February 1920Vivid IIActing MechanicianADM188/873
4th February 192031st March 1920Crescent (Hood)Acting MechanicianADM188/873
1st April 192031st December 1920HoodActing MechanicianADM188/873
1st January 192115th January 1922HoodMechanicianADM188/873
16th January 19229th August 1922Vivid IIMechanicianADM188/873
10th August 19223rd January 1923ConstanceMechanicianADM188/873
4th January 192314th February 1923Vivid IIMechanicianADM188/873
15th February 192320th April 1923King George VMechanicianADM188/873
21st April 192314th May 1923Vivid IIMechanicianADM188/873
15th May 19235th May 1925HoodMechanicianADM188/873
6th May 192511th May 1925Vivid IIMechanicianADM188/873
12th May 192518th May 1926Emperor of IndiaMechanicianADM188/873
19th May 19268th August 1926Vivid IIMechanicianADM188/873
9th August 192612th September 1926Vivid IIActing Chief Mechanician 2nd ClassADM188/873
9th August 192620th September 1927MalayaChief Mechanician 2nd ClassADM188/873
13th September 19268th August 1926MalayaActing Chief Mechanician 2nd ClassADM188/873
21st September 192712th February 1929Queen ElizabethChief Mechanician 2nd ClassADM188/873
13th February 19298th March 1929ValiantChief Mechanician 2nd ClassADM363/122
9th March 192913th May 1929Vivid II - IVChief Mechanician 2nd ClassADM363/122
14th May 192913th April 1931RenownChief Mechanician 2nd ClassADM363/122
14th April 193116th June 1931Vivid II - IVChief Mechanician 2nd ClassADM363/122
17th June 193117th June 1931PensionedChief Mechanician 2nd ClassADM363/122
18th June 19314th June 1940Joined RFRChief Mechanician 2nd ClassADM363/122
5th June 194019th June 1940Drake IIChief Mechanician 2nd ClassADM363/122

Additional Photographs
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No known memorials

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
The Empire Cruise by VC Scott O'Connor