Royal Navy WW2 Screen Badge – HMS Westcott 1918
HMS Westcott was a V & W Class Destroyer
Built by Denny , Dumbarton and launched in 1918
She served in the Second World War and sank two submarines in 1942 – U-581 and the Vichy Actéon
During the World War 2, HMS Westcott was employed in the anti-submarine role and supported numerous Atlantic and Malta convoys.
As a test platform, HMS Westcott became the first vessel to be equipped with the Hedgehog anti-submarine mortar. The navy had the destroyer converted into a long range escort in 1943
Withdrawn from service in June 1945, HMS Westcott was sold to the British and Iron Steel Company to be broken up the following year
Aluminium screen badge
28cm x 25cm 10in x 15in
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