John Patrick Wisden

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Lieutenant-Commander John Patrick Wisden, (14 October, 1901 – 29 August, 1940) served in the Royal Navy.

As with many men born c. 1899 or later, his Service Records at The National Archives do not reflect activity between 1931 and 1939 or so.

Life & Career

Wisden served in the battleship Hercules from late September 1917 until being appointed to H.M.S. Ramillies on 12 February, 1919. He would serve in her until November.

Wisden was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 September, 1923.

Wisden was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 September, 1931.

World War II

Wisden died after suffering wounds he sustained during the bombing of his command, Bulldog in August, 1940.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Bernard W. Galpin
Captain of H.M.S. H 31
1 Apr, 1928[1] – 29 Apr, 1929
Succeeded by
William C. Thomas
Preceded by
Reginald R. Helbert
Captain of H.M.S. Starfish
2 May, 1934[2][3]
Succeeded by
Charles A. Rowe
Preceded by
Reginald R. Helbert
Captain of H.M.S. Sealion
19 Jul, 1935[4]
Succeeded by
Edward F. Pizey
Preceded by
John S. M. Richardson
Captain of H.M.S. Bulldog
30 Apr, 1940[5] – 24 Aug, 1940[6]
Succeeded by
Frank J. G. Hewitt


  1. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 243.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 276.
  3. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Monday, April 9, 1934, Issue 46723, p.7.
  4. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 274.
  5. page on the ship.
  6. page on the ship.