Wilfrid Rupert Patterson, RN

Born  20 Nov 1893Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died  15 Dec 1954(61)Belfast, Northern Ireland


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Ranks

15 May 1911 Mid.
15 Sep 1913 A/S.Lt.
30 Apr 1914 S.Lt.
30 Jul 1915 Lt.
30 Jul 1923 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1928 Cdr.
30 Jun 1933 Capt.
28 Jul 1942 Rear-Admiral
15 Mar 1946 Vice-Admiral
3 Aug 1949 Admiral

Retired: 1 Dec 1950


Decorations

20 May 1937 CVO
14 Oct 1941 CB
13 Feb 1945 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
11 Jun 1946 CBE
12 Jun 1947 KCB

Warship Commands listed for Wilfrid Rupert Patterson, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMAS Canberra (D 33)Capt.Heavy cruiser12 Apr 19385 Jun 1940
HMS King George V (41)Capt.Battleship31 Jul 19406 May 1942

Career information

Capt Wilfrid Rupert Patterson was Cdre2 Cdg Australian Squadron 2/9/39-31/10/39.

Events related to this officer

Battleship HMS King George V (41)


27 May 1941
Participated in sinking the German battleship Bismarck.


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