Edmund Gerard Noel Rushbrooke

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Edmund Gerard Noel Rushbrooke, D.S.C., C.B.E. (15 December, 1892 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Captain William Henry Rushbrooke, Edmund gained no time on passing out of the Training Establishment in January, 1911.

On 20 June 1914, he was appointed to the destroyer Lennox. Rushbrooke was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 March, 1916 and remained with the ship until March, 1917. He then spent seven months in Sharpshooter and in October 1917 moved to Ulleswater. He survived her sinking on 15 August 1918. On 24 September, he received his first command appointment, in the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 4.


Rushbrooke was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 March, 1924.

Rushbrooke was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1928.

Rushbrooke was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1936.

Appointed in command of the netlayer Guardian, vice Wadham on 26 July, 1939.

World War II

On 16 August, 1940, Rushbrooke left Guardian to take up a command appointment in the aircraft carrier Argus.

Rushbrooke was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 5 July, 1945 and placed on the Retired List on 2 February, 1947.

Rushbrooke was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 22 October, 1948.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Desmond N. C. Tufnell
Captain of H.M. T.B. 4
24 Sep, 1918[1] – 22 Jan, 1919
Succeeded by
James C. Collie
Preceded by
Henry O. Tudor
Captain of H.M.S. Vanoc
2 Nov, 1925[2] – 27 Oct, 1926
Succeeded by
Francis A. Trepess
Preceded by
Lawrence F. N. Ommanney
Captain of H.M.S. Venomous
11 Dec, 1926[3]
Succeeded by
Cecil A. N. Chatwin
Preceded by
Valentine Searles-Wood
Captain of H.M.S. Vimiera
5 Jan, 1929[4] – 20 Apr, 1929
Succeeded by
Donald H. M. Leggatt
Preceded by
Colin S. Thomson
Captain of H.M.S. Whitley
20 Apr, 1929 – c. May, 1929
Succeeded by
Bernard S. Davies
Preceded by
Alan MacG. Sheffield
Captain of H.M.S. Vesper
c. May, 1929 – Jun, 1929
Succeeded by
Edmund G. N. Rushbrooke
Preceded by
Walter N. T. Beckett
Captain of H.M.S. Versatile
25 Jun, 1929 – Nov, 1930
Succeeded by
John F. B. Carslake
Preceded by
Algernon U. Willis
Captain of H.M.S. Warwick
8 Nov, 1930 – 13 Jan, 1931
Succeeded by
Douglas A. Budgen
Preceded by
Edmund G. N. Rushbrooke
Captain of H.M.S. Vesper
Nov, 1930 – 21 Nov, 1930
Succeeded by
Alfred J. L. Phillips
Preceded by
Henry C. Bovell
Captain of H.M.S. Argus
16 Aug, 1940 – 12 Apr, 1941
Succeeded by
Tom O. Bulteel
Preceded by
Arthur R. M. Bridge
Captain of H.M.S. Eagle
26 May, 1941 – 25 May, 1942
Succeeded by
Lachlan D. Mackintosh
Preceded by
John H. Godfrey
Director of Naval Intelligence
Nov, 1942 – Jul, 1946
Succeeded by
William E. Parry


  1. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 955.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 279.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 279.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 282a.