Nigel Hubert George Austen DSO, RN
|Born||19 Sep 1910||Thirsk|
|Died||13 Dec 2001||(91)|
Retired: 7 Jan 1960
Warship Commands listed for Nigel Hubert George Austen, RN
|HMS Hasty (H 24)||Lt.||Destroyer||Dec 1941||15 Jun 1942|
|HMS Orwell (G 98)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||18 Aug 1942||Jan 1943|
Career informationCaptain 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)
6 Dec 1941 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Kandahar (Cdr. W.G.A. Robson, DSO, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. L.R.K. Tyrwhitt, DSC, RN) departed Alexandria at 0630/6 to patrol off Derna during the night of 6/7 December 1941 and then proceed to Malta where they arrived on the 8th with the light cruisers HMS Ajax (Capt. E.D.B. McCarthy, DSO, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral H.B. Rawlings, OBE, RN), HMS Neptune (Capt. R.C. O'Conor, RN) and the destroyer HMS Lance (Lt.Cdr. R.W.F. Northcott, RN) which they had made rendez-vous with on the 7th. (1)
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).
- ADM 53/115217 + ADM 199/415
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