Ian Hamilton Bockett-Pugh DSO, RN
|Born||30 Aug 1900|
Retired: 30 Jul 1949
Warship Commands listed for Ian Hamilton Bockett-Pugh, RN
|HMS Wellington (L 65 / U 65)||Cdr.||Sloop||26 Oct 1940||Feb 1941|
|HMS Westcott (D 47 / I 47)||Cdr.||Destroyer||Feb 1941||early 1943|
|HMS Philoctetes (F 134)||A/Capt.||Destroyer Depot Ship||Oct 1944||18 Sep 1945|
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Destroyer HMS Westcott (D 47 / I 47)
1 May 1941
The destroyer was chosen for the first test installation of the new anti-submarine weapon called Hedgehog then in development. The trials took place in Liverpool Bay against a known wreck. 9 months later the weapon entered production. (1)
2 Feb 1942 (position 38.24, -28.30)
German U-boat U-581 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-east of Horta, Azores, in position 38°24'N, 28°30'W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Westcott (Cdr. I.H. Bockett-Pugh, RN).
8 Nov 1942
During the Allied invasion off North Africa the Vichy-French submarine Actéon was sunk off Oran by the British destroyer HMS Westcott (Cdr. I.H. Bockett-Pugh, DSO, RN).
- Pawle, Gerald (2009). Wheezers and Dodgers, The, Seaforth Publishing
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