|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.
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