John Mercer Brooke (December 18, 1826 – December 14, 1906) was an American sailor, engineer, scientist, and educator. He was instrumental in the creation of the Transatlantic Cable, and was a noted marine and military innovator.
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... The US Navy honored his career by naming the first ship of a new class of Destroyer Escort / Fast Frigate ships in his name ... USS BROOKE - DEG-1 (Later renamed FFG-1) ...
... (1.) John Mercer Brooke was an educator and inventor who taught at V.M.I ... and partly for whom Maury-Brooke Hall is named ... Brooke invented the deep-sea sounding and core sampling device and the Brooke gun ...
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“Then, the cool kindliness of sheets, that soon
Smooth away trouble; and the rough male kiss
Of blankets; grainy wood; live hair that is
Shining and free; blue-massing clouds; the keen
Unpassioned beauty of a great machine;”
—Rupert Brooke (18871915)
“Lazybones, sleepin in the sun, how you spec to get your days work done?”
—Johnny Mercer (19091976)