Frank Lumb

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Commander (retired) Frank Lumb, R.N. (21 August, 1885 – 24 November, 1945) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Kensington. His father was named James (last name possibly Law, but likely Lumb), a barrister at law.

Lumb was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1907.

Lumb was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1915.


Lumb was appointed to the light cruiser Royalist as gunnery officer in January, 1920[1] and assumed command upon her reducing in mid-August.

Lumb was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1929.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Lionel G. Dawson
Captain of H.M. T.B. 14
1 Jul, 1913[2] – Feb, 1914
Succeeded by
Robert A. Hornell
Preceded by
John F. H. Cole
Captain of H.M. T.B. 25
Feb, 1914 – 1 May, 1914
Succeeded by
Joseph A. Shuter
Preceded by
John C. H. Lindsay
Captain of H.M.S. Royalist
16 Aug, 1920 – 24 Feb, 1922
Succeeded by


  1. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 857.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1913). p. 400.