William Brown Piggott DSC, OBE, RD, RNR

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13 Oct 1926 S.Lt.
13 Oct 1928 Lt.
13 Oct 1936 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1941 Cdr.
31 Dec 1947 Capt.

Retired: 7 Jun 1957


11 Jul 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
11 Jul 1941 OBE
Dec 1941 RD
14 Sep 1943 DSC
2 May 1944 Bar to DSC

Warship Commands listed for William Brown Piggott, RNR

HMS Hugh Walpole (FY 102)Lt.Cdr.ASW Trawler6 Oct 1939May 1940
HMS Mallow (K 81)Lt.Cdr.Corvette21 May 19401 Jul 1941
HMS Fleetwood (L 47 / U 47)Cdr.Sloop20 Jul 1942Jul 1944

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Corvette HMS Mallow (K 81)

17 Nov 1940
HMS Mallow (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Piggott, RNR) picks up 18 survivors from the British merchant Saint Germain that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-137 north-north-west of Tory Island in position 55°40'N, 08°40'W.

Sloop HMS Fleetwood (L 47 / U 47)

11 May 1943 (position 46.55, -14.44)
German U-boat U-528 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in position 46°55'N, 14°44'W, by depth charges from a British Handley Page Halifax aircraft (Sqdn. 58/D) and by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Fleetwood (Cdr. W.B. Piggot, OBE, RNR).

2 Nov 1943 (position 35.33, -6.37)
German U-boat U-340 was sunk at 0430hrs on 2 November 1943 near Tangier, in position 35°33'N, 06°37'W, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Fleetwood (Cdr. W.B. Piggott, DSC, RD, RNR) and the British destroyers HMS Active (Lt.Cdr. P.G. Merriman, DSC, RN) and HMS Witherington (Lt.Cdr. R.B.S. Tennant, RN) and by depth charges from a British Wellington aircraft (Sqdn. 179/R).

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