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Westphal, Philip

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Title Admiral (RN)
Official Number (nk)
Birth 1782 Death 00/00/1880
Place Preston Place Ryde
Area Halifax Co. Area IOW
Country Nova Scotia Country UK
He was the brother of Admiral George Westphal. Philip Westphal was related through marriage to the family of Joseph Howe. He was wounded with Nelson at Copenhagen in 1801
Military Service
He was appointed as a Volunteer in 1794 serving in HMS L'Oiseau. (He was present at the Battle of Copenhagen in 1801.) He was appointed as a Lieutenant RN in 1812c. In 1813 he served in HMS Junon and commanded a small boat action in Deleware Bay in which the USN vessel U.S.N. Gunboat No. 121 was captured. He served in HMS Amazon as Senior Lieutenant. He was appointed as a Commander RN. He commanded a French Prize. He was appointed as a Captain RN. He was promted to Rear-Admiral (Retired) RN in 1855. He was appointed as a Vice-Admiral (Retired) RN. He was appointed as a Admiral (Retired) RN in 1866.
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Named Features Admiral Westphal Elementary School (Dartmouth NS);
MacFarlane, John M. (1994);
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