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 cruiser||23 Aug 1939||26 May 1940|
|HMS Southampton (83)||Capt.||Light cruiser||19 Jun 1940||11 Jan 1941|
|HMS Renown (72)||Capt.||Battlecruiser||8 Dec 1943||4 Jan 1946|
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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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