Wilfrid Rupert Patterson, RN
|Born||20 Nov 1893||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Died||15 Dec 1954||(61)||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
Retired: 1 Dec 1950
Warship Commands listed for Wilfrid Rupert Patterson, RN
|HMAS Canberra (D 33)||Capt.||Heavy cruiser||12 Apr 1938||5 Jun 1940|
|HMS King George V (41)||Capt.||Battleship||31 Jul 1940||6 May 1942|
Career informationCapt 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)
2 Apr 1941
Around 1100A/2, the battleship HMS King George V (Capt. W.R. Patterson, CVO, RN, flying the flag of A/Adm. J.C. Tovey, KCB, DSO, RN), heavy cruiser HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN) and the destroyers HMS Somali (Capt. C. Caslon, RN), HMS Bedouin (Cdr. J.A. McCoy, DSO, RN), HMS Mashona (Cdr. W.H. Selby, RN) and HMS Matabele (Cdr. R.St.V. Sherbrooke, DSO, RN) departed Scapa Flow to patrol off the Bay of Biscay.
At 1215Z/4, the destroyers were detached to refuel at Londonderry where they arrived at 0600A/6.
At 1845Z/6, HMS London was detached for other duties.
At 0430A/8, the light cruiser HMS Kenya (Capt. M.M. Denny, CB, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.M. Burrough, CB, RN) joined coming from Greenock.
Around 0945A/8, the destroyers HMS Somali, HMS Bedouin, HMS Mashona and HMS Matabele rejoined from fuelling at Londonderry.
At 2000Z/8, HMS King George V, HMS Somali, HMS Bedouin, HMS Mashona and HMS Matabele departed patrol to return to Scapa Flow. HMS Kenya was ordered to make rendezvous with the 'Hood-Group'.
At 0600A/10, HMS Matabele was detached to proceed to Barrow-in-Furness for repairs.
At 1542A/10, HMS Bedouin is ordered to proceed to position 58°42'N, 09°41'W, to the north-west of St.Kilda, where a merchant vessel was reported to be on fire with survivors abandoning ship. HMS Bedouin did not find anything however and arrived at Scapa Flow on the 12th.
Around 1830A/10, HMS King George V, HMS Somali and HMS Mashona arrived at Scapa Flow. (1)
21 Nov 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
The battleship HMS King George V (Capt. W.R. Patterson, CB, CVO, RN, flying the flag of A/Admiral J.C. Tovey, KCB, KBE, DSO, RN, C-in-C Home Fleet), aircraft carrier HMS Victorious (Capt. H.C. Bovell, CBE, RN) departed Hvalfiord for exercises. They were escorted by the destroyers HMS Tartar (Cdr. L.P. Skipwith, RN), HMS Ashanti (Cdr. R.G. Onslow, RN), HMS Matabele (Cdr. A.C. Stanford, DSC, RN), HMS Punjabi (Cdr. S.A. Buss, MVO, RN), i>HMS Impulsive (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Thomas, RN), HMS Echo (Lt.Cdr. C.H.deB. Newby, RN) and HMS Escapade (Lt.Cdr. E.N.V. Currey, DSC, RN).
HMS Victorious, HMS Tartar, HMS Matabele and HMS Ashanti returned to harbour in the evening. HMS King George V and the other destroyers remained at sea.
HMS Victorious, HMS Tartar, HMS Matabele and HMS Ashanti departed Seidisfiord to rejoin the other ships in the morning of the 22nd.
All ships returned to harbour in the afternoon of November 22nd. (2)
- ADM 53/114503 + ADM 53/114554 + ADM 199/396
- ADM 53/114510 + ADM 53/115159
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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