Sir William Wiseman, 8th Baronet
Sir William Wiseman
|Born||4 August 1814|
|Died||14 July 1874 59)(aged|
|Commands held||HMS Penelope|
Australia Station (1863–1866)
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath|
Born the son of Captain Sir William Saltonstall Wiseman, 7th Baronet, and his wife Catherine Mackintosh, daughter of Sir James Mackintosh, Wiseman entered the Royal Naval College in 1827. He was made a lieutenant in 1838. In 1854 he was asked to convey Sir Hamilton Seymour, British Ambassador to Russia to Saint Petersburg. Promoted to Captain in 1854, he was given command of HMS Penelope in 1855. He was appointed Commander-in-Chief, Australia Station in 1863 and fought in the Waikato Campaign.
He was found dead in his lodgings in Saint Joseph, Missouri on 14 July 1874.
- O'Byrne, William Richard (1849). A Naval Biographical Dictionary. John Murray – via Wikisource. .
- European and American voyages of scientific exploration
| Commander-in-Chief, Australia Station
|Baronetage of England|
William Saltonstall Wiseman
(of Canfield Hall)