William Harry Patchen

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Lieutenant-Commander (retired) William Harry Patchen, R.N. (8 July, 1873 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Patchen was promoted to the rank of Gunner on 5 May, 1900.

Patchen was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 86 on 27 November, 1913.[1]

Patchen was promoted to the rank of Chief Gunner on 5 May, 1915.

Post-War

Patchen was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 August, 1922.

World War II

Patchen was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander (retired) on 1 September, 1942.

As late as February, 1944, Patchen was working as a transport officer and Captain R. D. Oliver wrote of him, "he has a great reputation as manager of the Whale Island Football Team."

He reverted to the Retired List on 22 October, 1944.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Ernest A. Griffin
Captain of H.M. T.B. 86
27 Nov, 1913[2] – 4 May, 1915
Succeeded by
John Willits

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 401a.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 401.