Francis John Brooks, RN

Birth details unknown
Died  3 Jun 1943killed when aircraft was shot down


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Ranks

1 Aug 1931 S.Lt.
1 Oct 1933 Lt.
1 Oct 1941 Lt.Cdr.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Francis John Brooks, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS L 23 (N 23)Lt.Submarine24 Jul 193926 Mar 1940
HMS Unity (N 66)Lt.Submarine20 Apr 194029 Apr 1940
HMS Upright (N 89)Lt.Submarine5 Jul 194016 Dec 1940

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Events related to this officer

Submarine HMS Upright (N 89)


3 Sep 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) conducted trials of Barrow. (1)

4 Sep 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) was docked at Barrow to change the propellers. (1)

5 Sep 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) was undocked and departed Barrow for Rothesay. (1)

6 Sep 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) arrived at Rothesay for a period of training.

7 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area while she was escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN). (1)

8 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Striven and later in Kames Bay. (1)

10 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (1)

11 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN) serving as the target. (1)

13 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) conducted degaussing trials at Gare Loch. (1)

15 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Arrochar. (1)

16 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (1)

17 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (1)

18 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (1)

19 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (1)

20 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) shifted from Arrochar to Holy Loch but before proceeding to Holy Loch speed trials were carried out on the measured mile.

22 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) conducted degaussing trials at Gare Loch. (1)

23 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN) serving as the target. These included night exercises. (1)

24 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) returned to Rothesay upon completion of the night attack exercises. (1)

26 Sep 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) departed Rothesay for Portsmouth.

For the daily positions of HMS Upright during this passage see the map below.

(1)

30 Sep 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) arrived at Portsmouth. (1)

4 Oct 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) departed Portsmouth for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the English Channel.

For the daily positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below.

(2)

13 Oct 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Portsmouth. Only a submarine chaser and E-boats were sighted during this patrol. (2)

25 Oct 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) was docked at Portsmouth. (3)

28 Oct 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) was undocked. (3)

30 Oct 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) departed Portsmouth for Gibraltar. She was to join the Mediterranean Fleet. En-route she was to make a short 48-hour patrol in the Bay of Biscay but it proved to be uneventful and nothing was sighted.

For the daily positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below.

(3)

9 Nov 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) arrived at Gibraltar. (4)

19 Nov 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) departed Gibraltar for her 3rd war patrol (1st in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off Palermo, Sicily, Italy. Upon completion of the patrol she was to proceed to Malta. Only a French convoy was sighted.

For the daily positions of HMS Upright during this patrol see the map below.

(5)

4 Dec 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) ended her 3rd war patrol (1st in the Mediterranean) at Malta. (5)

7 Dec 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) was docked at Malta. (6)

8 Dec 1940
HMS Upright (Lt. F.J. Brooks, RN) was undocked. (6)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16686
  2. ADM 199/1819
  3. ADM 173/16687
  4. ADM 173/16688
  5. ADM 199/283
  6. ADM 173/16689

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


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