John Patrick Wisden, RN

Born  14 Oct 1901
Died  29 Aug 1940(38)Died of wounds after HMS Bulldog was bombed on 24 August 1940

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15 Jan 1921 A/S.Lt.
15 Sep 1921 S.Lt.
15 Sep 1923 Lt.
15 Sep 1931 Lt.Cdr.


9 Aug 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for John Patrick Wisden, RN

HMS Bulldog (H 91)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer30 Apr 194024 Aug 1940

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Destroyer HMS Bulldog (H 91)

9 May 1940
During the night of 9/10 May, the destroyer was searching in the Skagerrak for German minelayers with other destroyers from Scapa Flow. During an attack by German MTBs at another Task Force with the same task, HMS Kelly was badly damaged by a torpedo and towed to Newcastle by HMS Bulldog.

24 Aug 1940
While at Portsmouth HMS Bulldog was damaged during a German air raid. Bulldog's Commanding Officer Lt.Cdr. John Patrick Wisden, RN was wounded, he died 5 days later.

First Officer F.J.G. Hewitt, RN took over command until relieved by Lt.Cdr. E.N.V. Currey, DSC, RN on 3 January 1941.

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