Herbert Patrick Westmacott DSC, DSC, RN

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1 Sep 1941 S.Lt.
1 Feb 1943 Lt.
1 Feb 1951 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1955 Cdr.

Retired: 1 Jan 1967


18 Apr 1944 DSC
21 Nov 1944 DSC
13 Nov 1945 Bar to DSC

Warship Commands listed for Herbert Patrick Westmacott, RN

HMS Unshaken (P 54)S.Lt.Submarine25 Nov 194229 Nov 1942

Career information

Took over command of HMS Unshaken when Lt. Oxborrow was lost overboard.

Events related to this officer

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)


  1. ADM 199/1823

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