Basil Charles Barrington Brooke

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Basil Charles Barrington Brooke, C.B., C.B.E. (6 April, 1895 – 20 January, 1983) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of V. M. Brooke, Esq., J.P., a landowner, Brooke was a special entry to the September 1913 intake term at Royal Naval College, Osborne. He was passed out on 2 August 1914, most certainly in light of the war, and was appointed to the first class protected cruiser Theseus of Cruiser Force B.[1]

Brooke was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 March, 1918.[2]

Brooke was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 March, 1926.[3]

Brooke was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1931.[4]

Brooke was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1938.[5]

World War II

Brooke was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 8 July, 1947.[6]

Brooke was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 11 October, 1949 and promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 1 December, 1950.[7]

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Edward L. Berthon
Captain of H.M.S. Philomel
10 Nov, 1933[8]
Succeeded by
Charles B. Tinley
Preceded by
Edward L. Berthon
Naval Officer in Charge, Auckland
10 Nov, 1933[9]
Succeeded by
Charles B. Tinley
Preceded by
Eric J. P. Brind
Captain of H.M.S. Orion
31 May, 1937[10] – 29 Jun, 1937[Inference]
Succeeded by
Harold R. G. Kinahan
Preceded by
Quintin D. Graham
Captain of H.M.S. Bridgewater
? – 1 Jun, 1939[11]
Succeeded by
Roy C. Harry
Preceded by
Frank G. Emley
Captain of H.M.S. Curlew
23 Aug, 1939 – 16 Feb, 1940
Succeeded by
Philip Hordern
Preceded by
Philip Hordern
Captain of H.M.S. Curlew
26 Apr, 1940 – 26 May, 1940
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
Francis W. H. Jeans
Captain of H.M.S. Southampton
Jun, 1940[12] – 11 Jan, 1941[13]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
William E. Parry
Captain of H.M.S. Renown
8 Dec, 1943 – 4 Jan, 1946
Succeeded by
John H. Jauncey

Footnotes

  1. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/120/7. f. 7.
  2. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/120/7. f. 7.
  3. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/120/7. f. 7.
  4. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/120/7. f. 7.
  5. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/120/7. f. 7.
  6. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/120/7. f. 7.
  7. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/120/7. f. 7.
  8. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 300.
  9. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 300.
  10. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/120/7. f. 7.
  11. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/120/7. f. 7.
  12. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  13. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.