Basil Charles Barrington Brooke, RN

Born  6 Apr 1895
Died  20 Jan 1983(87)

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2 Aug 1914 Mid.
15 Jan 1916 A/S.Lt.
15 Sep 1916 S.Lt.
15 Nov 1917 A/Lt.
15 Mar 1918 Lt.
15 Mar 1926 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1931 Cdr.
30 Jun 1938 Capt.
8 Jul 1947 Rear-Admiral
1 Dec 1950 Vice-Admiral (retired)

Retired: 11 Oct 1949


11 Jun 1946 CBE
9 Jun 1949 CB

Warship Commands listed for Basil Charles Barrington Brooke, RN

HMS Curlew (D 42)Capt.Light cruiser23 Aug 193926 May 1940
HMS Southampton (83)Capt.Light cruiser19 Jun 194011 Jan 1941
HMS Renown (72)Capt.Battlecruiser8 Dec 19434 Jan 1946

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Light cruiser HMS Southampton (83)

27 Nov 1940
Action off Cape Spartivento (Battle of Capo Teulada): an Italian force comprising BBs Vittorio Veneto and Giulio Cesare engaged a British force in the Central Mediterranean west of Malta off Cape Spartivento.
British cruisers BERWICK, NEWCASTLE, MANCHESTER, SOUTHAMPTON were taken under fire by Vittorio Veneto from 29,000 metres. In the action, Berwick sustained 2 203 mm hits from the Italian Heavy cruisers, but the action was inconclusive.

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