Frank Pattinson

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Lieutenant-Commander R.N.R. Frank Pattinson (25 April, 1881 – ) served in the Royal Naval Reserve.

Life & Career

Pattinson earned second class torpedo and gunnery certificates in 1906 and completed twelve months training on 4 May 1907. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant R.N.R. on 16 June, 1908.[1]

In civil service, Pattinson worked in 1909 through 1913 for the New Zealand Shipping Company in the Kaipara progressing from Fourth through First Mate, and then in 1914 in Whakatane as First Mate.

In July of 1915, Pattinson was put in command of Velox. He received an expression of Admiralty appreciation for his conduct in command on 25 October, 1915.[2]

Pattinson received an expression of Their Lordships appreciation by "rendering gallant & prompt assistance" in rescuing men from the mined armed boarding steamer Fauvette on 9 March, 1916. Pattinson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander with a date of seniority of 16 June, 1916. Philip Agnew Bateman-Champain thought Pattinson "a zealous and capable destroyer officer inclined to be a little casual as regards his duty as Cap. when in harbour."[3]

Pattinson was appointed in command of Rock Sand on 25 July, 1918.[4]

Pattinson was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 041 on 19 October, 1918.[5]

Pattinson was logged by Commander M. R. Bernard and admonished for being absent from PC 42 on 7 June, 1919 and absent from Portsmouth.[6]

In December, 1918 Pattinson became Chief Officer in the civil ship Shropshire of 12,184 gross tonnage, leaving her in late April, 1920. In October he started service as Master of Sussex for a little less than one year.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Frederick A. Richardson
Captain of H.M.S. Velox
15 Jul, 1915[7] – 25 Oct, 1915[8]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
Henry R. James
Captain of H.M.S. Fervent
9 Dec, 1915[9] – 28 Jun, 1916[10]
Succeeded by
Frank J. Couldrey
Preceded by
Charles T. A. Bunbury
Captain of H.M.S. Express
22 Jun, 1916[11] – Mar, 1917[Inference]
Succeeded by
James A. Hodges
Preceded by
Samuel B. Graves
Captain of H.M.S. Arab
12 Feb, 1917[12][13] – 23 Feb, 1918[14]
Succeeded by
Kenneth McKay
Preceded by
Hubert C. Oliver
Captain of H.M.S. Test
23 Feb, 1918[15] – 25 Jul, 1918[16]
Succeeded by
John E. Haswell
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Rocksand
25 Jul, 1918[17] – 18 Oct, 1918[18]
Succeeded by
James Lecky
Preceded by
Angus G. Brown
Captain of H.M. T.B. 041
19 Oct, 1918[19][20] – 30 Jan, 1919[21]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Michael F. Gilshenan
Captain of H.M.S. PC 55
30 Jan, 1919[22] – 9 Jun, 1919[23]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Pattinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/53/200. f. 200?
  2. Pattinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/53/200. f. 200?
  3. Pattinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/53/200. f. 200?
  4. Pattinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/53/200. f. 200.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 958.
  6. Pattinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/53/200. f. 200.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 398u.
  8. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 44.
  9. Pattinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/53/200. f. 200?
  10. Pattinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/53/200. f. 200?
  11. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 394k.
  12. Pattinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/53/200. f. 200?
  13. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 391j.
  14. Pattinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/53/200. f. 200?
  15. Pattinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/53/200. f. 200?
  16. Pattinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/53/200. f. 200?
  17. Pattinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/53/200. f. 200?
  18. Pattinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/53/200. f. 200?
  19. Pattinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/53/200. f. 200.
  20. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 958.
  21. Pattinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/53/200. f. 200.
  22. Pattinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/53/200. f. 200.
  23. Pattinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/53/200. f. 200.