-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 John Lugger

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Date of birth: 10th October 1900
Place of birth: Kingsbridge, Devon, England
Wife: Alice Lugger
Previous occupation: Farm Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker Petty Officer
Service Number: K54591
Joined Hood: 6th May 1925 (Acting Stoker Petty Officer)
Left Hood: 29th April 1927 (Stoker Petty Officer)

Biographical Information:

Lionel Lugger was born on 10th October 1900 at Kingsbridge, Devon to parents William and Emily Lugger. The family can trace it roots in South Devon back to the early seventeenth century. William was part of a family of at least ten children his siblings being Elizabeth, William, Mary, Winnifred, Alfred, Samuel, Clarence, Frederick and Doris.

Lionel joined the Royal Navy on 14th October 1918 - just before the end of World War - as a Stoker 2nd Class. He served in Hood for two years between May 1925 and April 1927 as a Stoker Petty Officer. His ability was such that he was rated a Mechanician from 1929. His service in the 1930s was mainly in big ships including the battleships Rodney and Revenge. He joined the battle cruiser Repulse on 28th December 1938 and would remain in her until his death in her sinking on 10th December 1941 by which time he had risen to Chief Mechanician.

Lionel was married to Alice Terry in Kingsbridge in January 1926. The couple had three children: Phylis (1927), Maurice (1930) and Clarence (1939).

Lionel was Mentioned in Despatches "for great bravery and devotion to duty when H.M. Ships Prince of Wales and Repulse were sunk by Japanese aircraft." He had previously been awarded the King George V Jubilee medal in 1935.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
14th October 191816th March 1919Vivid IIStoker 2nd ClassADM188/970
17th March 191914th April 1919Vivid IIActing Stoker 1st ClassADM188/970
15th April 191923rd April 1919GlasgowActing Stoker 1st ClassADM188/970
24th April 19195th January 1920DartmouthActing Stoker 1st ClassADM188/970
6th January 192031st December 1920DartmouthStoker 1st ClassADM188/970
1st January 192125th February 1921Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/970
26th February 192117th September 1921ImpregnableStoker 1st ClassADM188/970
18th September 192118th November 1921Vivid IIStoker 1st ClassADM188/970
19th November 19216th March 1924CairoStoker 1st ClassADM188/970
7th March 19247th March 1924CairoActing Leading StokerADM188/970
8th March 19247th September 1924Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/970
8th September 192428th December 1924Impregnable (Torres)Leading StokerADM188/970
29th December 19247th April 1925Vivid IILeading StokerADM188/970
8th April 19255th May 1925Vivid IIActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/970
6th May 19257th April 1926HoodActing Stoker Petty OfficerADM188/970
8th April 192629th April 1927HoodStoker Petty OfficerADM188/970
30th April 192730th June 1929Vivid IIStoker Petty OfficerADM188/970
1st July 192925th November 1929Vivid II-IVActing MechanicianADM363/130
26th November 19291st December 1930DehliActing MechanicianADM363/130
2nd December 193020th May 1932DehliMechanicianADM363/130
21st May 193229th August 1932Vivid IIMechanicianADM363/130
30th August 193230th August 1934RodneyMechanicianADM363/130
31st August 193417th September 1934Drake IIMechanicianADM363/130
18th September 193411th June 1937HermesMechanicianADM363/130
12th June 193723rd August 1937Drake IIMechanicianADM363/130
24th August 193727th December 1938RevengeMechanicianADM363/130
28th December 193830th April 1939RepulseMechanicianADM363/130
1st May 193910th April 1940RepulseActing Chief Mechanician 2nd ClassADM363/130
11th April 194030th April 1940RepulseActing Chief MechanicianADM363/130
1st May 194010th December 1941RepulseChief MechanicianADM363/130

Additional Photos

Lionel and Alice with baby Phylis (Courtesy Gwen Dunn via Ancestry)

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: ADM363/130(Ancestry)
Gwen Dunn (Research on Ancestry and photo), December 2021