Cyril Aubrey Hamilton Brooking

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Captain (retired) Cyril Aubrey Hamilton Brooking, C.B.E. (17 April, 1893 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Brooking was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 November, 1915.

Brooking was in H.M.S. Malaya at the Battle of Jutland, acting as the main battery spotting officer aloft.

Brooking was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 November, 1922.

He grounded Ross at some point.

World War II

Brooking was granted the acting rank of Captain on 8 September, 1939.

Brooking was promoted to the rank of Captain (retired) on 17 April, 1943.

Reverted to Retired List on 21 June, 1947.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Douglas C. Lang
Fleet Signal Officer, Atlantic Fleet
21 Aug, 1927[1]
Succeeded by
Leslie S. Saunders
Preceded by
John H. Macnair
Captain of H.M.S. Ross
29 Dec, 1931[2] – 29 Dec, 1933
Succeeded by
Frank H. P. Maurice
Preceded by
Lawrence F. N. Ommanney
Captain of H.M.S. Constance
16 Feb, 1935 – Sep, 1935
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Henry E. Horan
Captain of H.M.S. Coventry
Sep, 1935[3] – Oct, 1935[Inference]
Succeeded by
James W. Rivett-Carnac


  1. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 255.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 268.
  3. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 226.