Nigel Hubert George Austen DSO, RN
|Born ||19 Sep 1910||Thirsk|
|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
Warship Commands listed for Nigel Hubert George Austen, RN
|HMS Hasty (H 24)||Lt.||Destroyer||10 Dec 1941||15 Jun 1942|
|HMS Orwell (G 98)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||18 Aug 1942||Jan 1943|
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
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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