Herbert Patrick Westmacott DSC, DSC, RN
|Birth details unknown|
Retired: 1 Jan 1967
Warship Commands listed for Herbert Patrick Westmacott, RN
|HMS Unshaken (P 54)||S.Lt.||Submarine||25 Nov 1942||29 Nov 1942|
Career informationTook over command of HMS Unshaken when Lt. Oxborrow was lost overboard.
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Submarine HMS Unshaken (P 54)
25 Nov 1942
Late in the afternoon HMS P 54 (Lt. C.E. Oxborrow, DSC, RN) surfaced in the Gulf of Lyons in very heavy weather. P 54 then slid back to a depth of about 30 feet while the Commanding Officer and two lookouts were already on the bridge. They could not get below in time and were washed overboard. A search was made but they were not sighted again.
The 1st Lt., S.Lt. Westmacott, (a substitution for the proper 1st Lt. who remained at Gibraltar due to being sick) then took over command. It was decided to return to Gibraltar. (1)
29 Nov 1942
HMS P 54 (S.Lt. H.P. Westmacott, RN) made rendezvous with the British corvette HMS HMS Samphire (Lt.Cdr. F.T. Renny, DSC, RNR) that had the spare Commanding Officer of the 8th Submarine Flotilla on board. Lt. J. Whitton then took command of HMS P 54 while at sea. She then continued her return passage to Gibraltar. (1)
- ADM 199/1823
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