Basil Vernon Brooke

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Rear-Admiral SIR Basil Vernon Brooke, G.C.V.O, R.N., Retired (9 March, 1876 – 11 December, 1945) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Raised by his mother.

Brooke was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1898.

Brooke was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1909.[1]

Brooke was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1916.

In October 1916, he assumed command of the scout cruiser Blonde.

He was appointed command of the light cruiser Southampton on 15 February, 1917.[2]

Brooke was placed on the Retired List on 3 July, 1922.

Brooke was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral (retired) on 1 July, 1927.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John M. Casement
Captain of H.M.S. Blonde
27 Jul, 1916 – 29 Aug, 1916
Succeeded by
Basil V. Brooke
Preceded by
Basil V. Brooke
Captain of H.M.S. Blonde
27 Oct, 1916[3] – 15 Feb, 1917
Succeeded by
The Hon. Arthur L. O. Forbes-Sempill
Preceded by
Halton S. Lecky
Captain of H.M.S. Southampton
15 Feb, 1917[4] – 1 Mar, 1919
Succeeded by
Theodore J. Hallett
Preceded by
Thomas Killick
Captain of H.M.Y. Alexandra
15 Apr, 1919[5] – 3 Jul, 1922
Succeeded by
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Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 10.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 909.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 392m.
  4. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 909.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 725.