Brereton Ross Hooper

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Commander (retired) Brereton Ross Hooper (11 October, 1897 – 10 January, 1943) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of H. R. Hooper, Esq., an engineering inspector served in Doris, Valiant and Inflexible during the war before taking a course in submarines on 9 July 1917.

Hooper was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 June, 1918. It had been adjusted from September 1918.

Hooper was appointed in command of the submarine L 25 on 1 June, 1920.[1]

In 1932, the Commander-in-Chief, China requested that Hooper be relieved in command of Olympus in light of his failure to pay his own mess bills and for incurring other debts. Captain Marrack wrote of Hooper, "ability markedly above average, but he is not recommended for advancement in view of instability of his character."

Hooper retired at his own request on 24 September, 1933, Hooper was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander (retired) on 15 June, 1926.

World War II

Hooper was promoted to the rank of Commander on 14 December, 1942.

He died during the war, but I am not sure whether his death was related to naval matters or disease.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Aubrey C. Newbold
Captain of H.M.S. L 25
1 Jun, 1920[2]
Succeeded by
Edward M. C. Barraclough
Preceded by
The Hon. Walter S. Carson
Captain of H.M.S. H 29
11 Mar, 1923 – 5 Nov, 1924
Succeeded by
Wilfred E. Warner
Preceded by
William L. Berridge
Captain of H.M.S. L 15
c. Jan, 1927[3] – 1929
Succeeded by
George C. P. Menzies
Preceded by
Ian A. P. Macintyre
Captain of H.M.S. M 3
6 Jan, 1930 – 11 Sep, 1930
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Olympus
11 Sep, 1930[4] – 1 Sep, 1932[5]
Succeeded by
John B. Mitford


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 799.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 799.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 250.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 256.
  5. Mitford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/122/47. f. 47.