Nigel Hubert George Austen DSO, RN

Born  19 Sep 1910Thirsk
Died  13 Dec 2001(91)

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16 Sep 1931 S.Lt.
16 Mar 1934 Lt.
16 Mar 1942 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1944 Cdr.
31 Dec 1950 Capt.

Retired: 7 Jan 1960


26 May 1942 DSO
23 Mar 1943 Bar to DSO
9 May 1944 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Jan 1960 CBE

Warship Commands listed for Nigel Hubert George Austen, RN

HMS Hasty (H 24)Lt.Destroyer10 Dec 194115 Jun 1942
HMS Orwell (G 98)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer18 Aug 1942Jan 1943

Career information

Captain N.H.G. Austin, DSO was captain for HMS Duchess (a Daring class Destroyer [ D154 ]) from 21st February 1956 to 27th August 1957.

Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMS Hasty (H 24)

23 Dec 1941 (position 32.15, 25.19)
German U-boat U-79 was sunk in the Mediterranean north of Sollum, in position 32°15'N, 25°19'E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Hasty (Lt. N.H.G. Austen, RN) and HMS Hotspur (Lt. T.D. Herrick, DSC, RN).

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