Nelson Ward Hampton Weekes OBE, RN

Born  21 Apr 1895

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15 Sep 1912 Mid.
15 Sep 1914 A/S.Lt.
30 Jun 1915 S.Lt.
30 Sep 1916 Lt.
30 Sep 1924 Lt.Cdr.
21 Apr 1940 Cdr. (retired)

Retired: 21 Apr 1940


1 Jan 1942 OBE

Warship Commands listed for Nelson Ward Hampton Weekes, RN

HMS Bridgewater (L 01 / U 01)Cdr. (retired)Sloop1 May 1942Nov 1943

Career information

Awarded the OBE (Order of the British Empire) London Gazette 1 January 1942 for services at Second Sea Lord's Office.

Events related to this officer

Sloop HMS Bridgewater (L 01 / U 01)

1 Dec 1942
HMS Bridgewater (Cdr. N.W. Weeks, OBE, RN) picks up 19 survivors from the British tanker Cerinthus that was torpedoed and sunk on 10 November 1942 by German U-boat U-128 about 180 nautical miles south-west from the Cape Verde Islands in position 12°27'N, 27°45'W.

18 Jul 1943
At 07.56 hours on 18 July 1943, the unescorted British passenger ship Incomati was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-508 about 200 nautical miles south of Lagos. At 08.18 hours, the U-boat began shelling the ship, setting her on fire and left the wreck in sinking condition. The ship finally sank in position 03°09'N, 04°15'E. One crew member was lost. The master, 101 crew members, eight gunners and 112 passengers were picked up by the British destroyer HMS Boadicea (Lt.Cdr. F.C. Brodrick, RN) and the British sloop HMS Bridgewater (Cdr. N.W.H. Weekes, OBE, RN) and landed at Takoradi.

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