Frederick Brooks Britt
Captain, United States Navy
I would be happy to provide biographical info on my grandfather. I found several clippings from the newsletter published by the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, which is where he was stationed when he retired.
Captain Frederick Brooks Britt was a native of Lawrenceville, Virginia, and began his career in the Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a Pipefitter in 1906. He rose to the rank of Quarterman, and in 1912 entered the Navy as a Warrant Carpenter. Following tours of duty at sea, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard, he was again assigned at Norfolk Naval Shipyard from 1921 to 1923, at which time he had charge of the building of the Langley, the first U.S. aircraft carrier, and the construction of the North Carolina, which was scrapped.
He subsequently served two tours of duty at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, one tour in Atlanta, and one tour at Bath Iron Works, Maine (SUPSHIP, Bath). He returned to Norfolk Naval Shipyard as Shop Superintendent in June of 1940. He retired at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in 1947 as a Captain in the United States Navy.
Feel free to use any or all of the above info.
I am proud of the fact that I am a third generation employee of Norfolk
Naval Shipyard. My father, Brooks H. Britt Sr. (son of Frederick Brooks
Britt) was employed here from
Britt: July 2007
BRITT, HILDA S