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Carl Wight Patterson
Engine Room Artificer
Service number: D/MX 73302 


Carl Wight Patterson born 21 January 1921 service number D/MX 73302
I was on HMS Jupiter when it hit the mine in the Java Sea battle.

Looking again with fresh eyes at my certificate of service it is possible that I was on Jupiter as a temporary replacement. This is what is written down:-
Sultan ERA 4 22 Oct 41/31May 42 6 Jan 42
Sultan (Jupiter)  7 Jan 42 31 Jan 42
Lanka (Jupiter) 1 Feb 42 28 Feb 42 Missing (subsequently stroked off)
Drake IV 12 Mar 42 12 Jan 46 (Prisoner of war)
Drake 13 Jan 46 22 July 46 Physically unfit for Naval Service

Interesting to read the names, Frank Platt and myself drifted for two nights and a day some 50km along the coast on a paravane float before getting ashore at Kragan where we joined a large group of Jupiter crew in the local post office yard.

C W Patterson


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