Claude Henry Brooks, RAN

Born  3 Oct 1903Katamundra, Western Australia, Australia

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1 Jan 1917 Cadet
1 Jan 1921 Mid.
1 May 1923 A/S.Lt.
1 Dec 1923 S.Lt.
1 Jan 1925 Lt.
1 Jan 1933 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1939 Cdr.

Retired: 3 Oct 1963


15 Dec 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Jan 1953 OBE

Warship Commands listed for Claude Henry Brooks, RAN

HMS MistralCdr.Destroyer6 Jul 194022 Sep 1940
FR ParisCdr.Battleship23 Sep 194021 Oct 1940
HMS MistralCdr.Destroyer22 Oct 194019 Mar 1941
HMS Hambledon (L 37)Cdr.Escort destroyer18 Apr 19419 May 1941
HMAS Nizam (G 38)Cdr.Destroyer26 Jan 194313 Nov 1944

Career information

Transferred to the Emergency List on 3 October 1953

Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMAS Nizam (G 38)

8 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMAS Nizam (Cdr. C.H. Brooks, RAN) is undocked at the Durban Dockyard. (1)

31 Jul 1943
HMAS Nizam (Cdr. C.H. Brooks, RAN) picks up 6 survivors from the British merchant Cornish City that was torpedoed and sunk on 29 July 1943 by German U-boat U-177 south-east of Madagascar in position 27°20'S, 52°10'E.


  1. ADM 53/118466

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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