-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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Archibald Henry Luff

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Date of birth: 23rd December 1907
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Previous occupation: TS Boy.
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J107353
Joined Hood: 12th May 1932
Left Hood: 30th August 1933

Biographical Information: Archibald Luff served in Hood for some fifteen months, in the rate of Able Seaman. He remained in the Royal Navy right through World War II, serving ashore and afloat, and was discharged to pension on 16 March 1948, as a Petty Officer. Archibald died in Portchester, Portsmouth, in 1999.

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None at this time.

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)
Service record scanned and supplied by grandson Mr Kevin Luff.