BROOKS, Capt James Stewart (1921-1991)

Scope and Content

Papers relating to his service in the RN, 1960-1976, dated 1960, 1964-1965, 1973 and 1981, principally comprising 'Management improvement in the Royal Navy', a report of the Fleet Management Technique Panel headed by Nigel C Willmott, Head of Fleet Work Study, Oct 1960, with related correspondence, 1964-1965; The Naval Electrical Review vol 17 no 1, Jul 1963, including 'A report on defective material or design', an article by Brooks based on his work in the naval section of the Post-Design Division, Admiralty Surface Weapons Establishment, 1959-1962. Letter from A K Hall to Capt J W M Pertwee, Naval Assistant to the Naval Secretary, Ministry of Defence, regarding Hall's nomination to succeed Brooks as Capt, HMS DEFIANCE, dated 26 Aug 1975.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1921; served in Merchant Navy, 1939-1945; Instructor, HMS COLLINGWOOD, 1946-1949; served in Korean War as Deputy Electrical Officer, HMS KENYA, 1950-1952; worked at Admiralty Surface Weapons Establishment, 1953-1955; Base Electrical Officer and Staff Electrical Officer on staff of Cdre in Charge, Hong Kong, 1955-1958; Deputy Electrical Officer, later Electrical Officer, HMS EAGLE, 1958-1959; in charge of naval section of Post-Design Division, Admiralty Surface Weapons Establishment, 1959-1962; on staff of Director of Fleet Work Study and Management Services, 1962-1965; Technical Application Commander, Admiralty Surface Weapons Establishment, 1966-1968; Capt, 1968; Head of Weapon Systems Tuning Group and Assistant Director General Weapons (Naval) Department, 1968-1971; Deputy Director of Fleet Maintenance, Ministry of Defence, 1971-1972, and Director of Fleet Maintenance, 1972-1973; Capt, HMS DEFIANCE and Chief Staff Officer to Flag Officer, Plymouth, 1973-1976; retired list, 1976; died in 1991.


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