Life & Career
In September 1878, Rooke exhibited gallantry in attempting to save life from drowning. In November, he was awarded the Royal Humane Society Bronze Medal.
Rooke was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1881.
Rooke was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1888.
Rooke was retired due to age on 5 September, 1899. He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral (retired) on 24 January, 1902 and to the rank of Vice-Admiral (retired) on 11 November, 1906. His widow reported his death occurred on 4 August, 1922.
George W. Hill
|Captain of H.M.S. Medea
8 Jul, 1891 – 22 Aug, 1891
Howard F. Hay
Adolphus F. St. Clair
|Captain of H.M.S. Champion
6 Nov, 1891 – 7 Jun, 1895
Harry T. Grenfell
|Captain of H.M.S. Benbow
7 May, 1896 – 5 Sep, 1899
Richard P. Humpage
- The Navy List. (January, 1876). p. 520.
- The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 209.
- The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 229.