Arthur Thomas Brooke

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Captain Arthur Thomas Brooke, C.B., R.N. (6 June, 1838 – 5 April, 1893) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

On 6 January 1857, gazetted for attack on defences of Canton and also for services in boats in the destruction of War Junks.

On 1 August 1857, again gazetted for being twice engaged at the capture and destruction of Chinese War Junks.

Brooke was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 26 November, 1859.

21 October 1862, Earl Russell praised Brooke for "gallantly destroying a slaver."

Brooke was promoted to the rank of Commander on 16 August, 1869.

Brooke was promoted to the rank of Captain on 14 August, 1878.

In the Annual Manoeuvres of 1890, Brooke commanded the masted turret ship Inflexible, part of Fleet Number 1 playing the role of the Royal Navy fending off attacks on British trade routes.[1]

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Opal
13 Mar, 1883[2]
Succeeded by
Day H. Bosanquet
Preceded by
Charles G. Fane
Captain of H.M.S. Invincible
1 Jun, 1888[3] – 1 Sep, 1890
Succeeded by
Alexander P. Hastings
Preceded by
Charles C. P. FitzGerald
Captain of H.M.S. Inflexible
22 Jul, 1890
Succeeded by
Frederick S. Vander-Meulen
Preceded by
Richard Duckworth-King
Captain of H.M.S. Black Prince
1 Sep, 1890 – 1 May, 1891
Succeeded by
Frederick G. C. Langdon


  1. "Naval Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 19, 1890; pg. 12; Issue 33068.
  2. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 227.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1890). p. 226.