William Wiseman, Ninth Baronet

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Captain SIR William Wiseman, Ninth Baronet, R.N. (23 August, 1845 – 11 January, 1893) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Wiseman was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 7 March, 1867.

Wiseman was promoted to the rank of Commander on 8 July, 1871. Wiseman became the Ninth Baronet upon the death of his father on 14 July, 1874.

Severely reprimanded by Court Martial on 3 April, 1877 for allowing ship to be stranded, but greatly praised for his efforts to save the ship.

Wiseman was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1882.

On 31 October 1889, Wiseman was thanked for his report on the warships of Chile.

Wiseman was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Immortalité on 1 July, 1890.[1]

Wiseman died of pneumonia at 4 Elliot Terrace, The Hoe.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Caroline
27 Jan, 1886[2] – 17 Feb, 1890
Succeeded by
William R. Clutterbuck
Preceded by
Richard H. Hamond
Captain of H.M.S. Immortalité
1 Jul, 1890[3] – 23 Aug, 1892
Succeeded by
Alexander G. McKechnie
Preceded by
Arthur D. Fanshawe
Captain of H.M.S. Aurora
22 Jul, 1890 – c. 20 Aug, 1890[Inference]
Succeeded by
George W. Hand
Preceded by
Robert H. Harris
Captain of Training Ship H.M.S. Impregnable
22 Sep, 1892 – 11 Jan, 1893
Succeeded by
Day H. Bosanquet


  1. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 227.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1888). pp. 200-1.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 227.