Ian Hamilton Bockett-Pugh DSO, RN

Born  30 Aug 1900

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15 May 1921 S.Lt.
15 Apr 1923 Lt.
15 Apr 1931 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1938 Cdr.
??? A/Capt.

Retired: 30 Jul 1949


10 Apr 1942 DSO
1 Sep 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
9 Apr 1943 Bar to DSO
29 Aug 1944 2nd Bar to DSO

Warship Commands listed for Ian Hamilton Bockett-Pugh, RN

HMS Wellington (L 65 / U 65)Cdr.Sloop26 Oct 1940Feb 1941
HMS Westcott (D 47 / I 47)Cdr.DestroyerFeb 1941early 1943
HMS Philoctetes (F 134)A/Capt.Destroyer Depot ShipOct 194418 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).


  1. Pawle, Gerald (2009). Wheezers and Dodgers, The, Seaforth Publishing

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