John Brooke

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Captain (retired) John Brooke, D.S.C., (2 October, 1887 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Brooke gained three months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Brooke was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1909.[1]

Brooke was lent to the Royal Australian Navy from 6 November to 15 December, 1911 and serving in the destroyer Parramatta during that time.[2]

Brooke was appointed in command of the destroyer Ettrick on 31 March, 1914.[3]

Brooke was in command of Zulu when she was blown in half.

Brooke was awarded a D.S.C. "for good service when in command of a destroyer on the Belgian coast", gazetted 23 May, 1917 and promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1917.[4]

On 22 December, 1917, Brooke was admitted to Chatham Hospital with enteritis. He was found fit for shore service on 21 January, 1918 and was appointed to President, additional, to provide special service on the staff of a Vice Admiral whose name is not legible. This shore duty took him to 8 October when he was appointed in command of the destroyer Phoebe.[5]

Post-War

Brooke was appointed in command of the destroyer Viceroy on 28 March, 1919.[6] On 10 November 1919, Brooke displayed "seamanlike qualities" when Phoebe and Miranda collided.[7]

Brooke was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1922.[8]

In 1932, it was noted that Brooke would be required to give evidence "in B[illegible] case" before 1933.[9]

Brooke was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Captain on 2 October, 1933.[10]

Brooke was selected to be Chief Constable, Royal Marine Police to date 1 August, 1936. This appointment terminated on 31 July, 1946 and Brooke reverted to the Retired List on 1 August.[11]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Alexander G. Fleming
Captain of H.M.S. Ettrick
31 Mar, 1914[12][13] – 6 Nov, 1915[14]
Succeeded by
Colin A. G. Hutchinson
Preceded by
Lawrence D'O. Bignell
Captain of H.M.S. Zulu
6 Nov, 1915[15][16] – 27 Nov, 1916[17]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
Henry G. L. Oliphant
Captain of H.M.S. Viking
27 Nov, 1916[18] – 12 Sep, 1917[19]
Succeeded by
Louis H. K. Hamilton
Preceded by
William D. Irvin
Captain of H.M.S. Mastiff
12 Sep, 1917[20][21] – 26 Dec, 1917[22]
Succeeded by
George C. H. Lawson
Preceded by
Hubert E. Gore-Langton
Captain of H.M.S. Phoebe
8 Oct, 1918[23][24] – 28 Mar, 1919[25]
Succeeded by
Torkel Lundholm
Preceded by
Kenneth F. Sworder
Captain of H.M.S. Viceroy
28 Mar, 1919[26][27] – 28 Jan, 1921[28]
Succeeded by
Leslie T. Creery Hill
Preceded by
Herbert J. Giles
Captain of H.M.S. Selkirk
10 Jul, 1924[29] – 1 Oct, 1924[30]
Succeeded by
Noel A. Beal
Preceded by
Cecil R. E. W. Perryman
Captain of H.M.S. Despatch
28 Sep, 1931[31] – 22 Dec, 1931[32]
Succeeded by
Arthur L. St. G. Lyster
Preceded by
John I. Hallett
Captain of H.M.S. Enchantress
23 Dec, 1931[33][34] – 4 Apr, 1933[35]
Succeeded by
Frank A. C. Baker

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 10.
  2. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 313.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 26.
  5. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  6. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 884.
  7. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  8. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  9. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  10. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  11. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  12. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  13. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 394.
  14. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  15. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  16. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 399k-l.
  17. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  18. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  19. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  20. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  21. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395p.
  22. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  23. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  24. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 867.
  25. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  26. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  27. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 884.
  28. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  29. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  30. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  31. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  32. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  33. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.
  34. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 236.
  35. Brooke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/47. f. 52.