Wilfrid Rupert Patterson

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Admiral Wilfrid Rupert Patterson, (20 November, 1893 – 15 December, 1954) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

His father was a wholesale linen merchant who was deceased by the time Patterson joined the navy with the September 1906 intake term at the Training Establishment.

Patterson served in T.B. 32 from the outbreak of war until he was appointed to the torpedo gunboat Jason as first officer on 16 January, 1915. Patterson was re-appointed to the ship upon his promotion to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 July, 1915. Superseded on 15 October 1915, he returned to England and was next appointed to the light cruiser Lowestoft on 27 October. He served in the ship for precisely one year.[1]

Patteron was appointed to the flotilla leader Faulknor for gunnery duties on 29 November, 1916. After just one month, he was appointed to Saumarez as gunnery officer.

Patterson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 July, 1923.[2]

Patterson was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1928.[3]

Patterson was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1933.[4]

World War II

Patterson was charged with having negligently or by default hazarded King George V in a Court Martial on 4 January, 1941. The charge was proved, and he was severely reprimanded.[5]

Patterson was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 28 July, 1942.[6]

Patterson was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 15 March, 1946.[7]

Patterson was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 3 August, 1949.[8]

Placed on the Retired List on 1 December, 1950.[9]

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Robert Mends
Squadron Gunnery Officer, Battle Cruiser Squadron
10 Jun, 1927[10]
Succeeded by
Robert D. Oliver
Preceded by
Benjamin C. S. Martin
Captain of H.M.S. Folkestone
1 Jun, 1935[11] – 14 Nov, 1935
Succeeded by
John G. L. Dundas
Preceded by
Frank D. Morris
Captain of H.M.S. Hawkins
3 Mar, 1936[12][13] – 10 May, 1937[14]
Succeeded by
Lancelot V. Donne
Preceded by
Mervyn S. Thomas
Captain of H.M.S. Dunedin
10 May, 1937[15] – 27 May, 1937[16]
Succeeded by
Mervyn S. Thomas
Preceded by
Thomas I. S. Bell
Captain of H.M.S. Durban
7 Jun, 1937[17] – 21 Jul, 1937[18]
Succeeded by
Charles S. Bell
Preceded by
Lancelot V. Donne
Captain of H.M.S. Hawkins
21 Jul, 1937[19] – 14 Feb, 1938[20]
Succeeded by
Bernard A. W. Warburton-Lee
Preceded by
Alexander G. B. Wilson
Captain of H.M.A.S. Canberra
12 Apr, 1938 – 5 Jun, 1940
Succeeded by
Harold B. Farncomb
Preceded by
Wilfred N. Custance
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Royal Australian Navy Squadron
2 Sep, 1939 – 1 Nov, 1939
Succeeded by
John G. Crace
Preceded by
Alban T. B. Curteis
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Second Cruiser Squadron
4 May, 1944[21] – 2 Mar, 1945[22]
Succeeded by
Angus E. M. B. Cunninghame Graham
Preceded by
Arthur D. Read
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Fifth Cruiser Squadron
2 Mar, 1945[23] – 12 Jul, 1946[24]
Succeeded by
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Footnotes

  1. Patterson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/21. f. 21.
  2. Patterson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/21. f. 21.
  3. Patterson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/21. f. 21.
  4. Patterson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/21. f. 21.
  5. Patterson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/21. f. 21.
  6. Patterson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/21. f. 21.
  7. Patterson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/21. f. 21.
  8. Patterson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/21. f. 21.
  9. Patterson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/21. f. 21.
  10. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 245.
  11. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 240.
  12. Patterson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/21. f. 21.
  13. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 247.
  14. Patterson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/21. f. 21.
  15. Patterson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/21. f. 21.
  16. Patterson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/21. f. 21.
  17. Patterson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/21. f. 21.
  18. Patterson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/21. f. 21.
  19. Patterson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/21. f. 21.
  20. Patterson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/21. f. 21.
  21. Patterson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/21. f. 21.
  22. Patterson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/21. f. 21.
  23. Patterson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/21. f. 21.
  24. Patterson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/21. f. 21.