Arthur William La Touche Bisset, RN

Born  6 Apr 1892
Died  23 Jun 1956(64)

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15 Sep 1909 Mid.
15 Sep 1912 S.Lt.
15 Aug 1913 Lt.
15 Aug 1921 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1926 Cdr.
31 Dec 1932 Capt.
28 Jul 1942 Rear-Admiral
1 Feb 1946 Vice-Admiral (retired)

Retired: 17 Jan 1945


3 Feb 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
18 Jan 1944 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
18 Jul 1944 CBE
1 Jan 1945 CB

Warship Commands listed for Arthur William La Touche Bisset, RN

HMS Shropshire (83)Capt.Heavy cruiser16 Oct 193714 Mar 1940
HMS Formidable (67)Capt.Aircraft Carrier7 Aug 194023 Aug 1942
HMS Illustrious (87)Rear-AdmiralAircraft Carrier23 Aug 194222 Sep 1942

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Heavy cruiser HMS Shropshire (83)

9 Dec 1939 (position -13.00, 11.30)
The German merchant Adolf Leonhardt (2990 GRT) was intercepted in the South Atlantic off the coast of Angola in position 13°00'S, 11°30'E by HMS Shropshire (Capt. T. Bisset, RN). However, before the German ship could be captured she was scuttled by her own crew.

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