Benjamin Charles Stanley Martin DSO, RN
|Born||18 Jul 1891|
Retired: 7 Jul 1944
Warship Commands listed for Benjamin Charles Stanley Martin, RN
|HMS Dorsetshire (40)||Capt.||Heavy cruiser||31 Jul 1939||8 Aug 1941|
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Heavy cruiser HMS Dorsetshire (40)
13 Feb 1940
HMS Dorsetshire (Capt. B.C.S. Martin, RN) intercepts the German merchant Wakama (3771 GRT) in the South Atlantic near Cape Frio, Brazil in position 23°43'S, 42°38'W. However before the German ship can be captured she is scuttled by her own crew.
6 May 1941
The British merchant Oakdene is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-105 northwest of St. Paul Rocks in position 06°19'N, 27°55'W. HMS Dorsetshire (Capt. B.C.S. Martin, RN) later picks up 35 survivors.
27 May 1941
The Dorsetshire (Capt. B.C.S. Martin, RN) was involved in pursuing the German battleship Bismarck after the Bismarck sunk HMS Hood. She rescued about 115 survivors after sinking the Bismarck but had to leave the scene in the middle of this when a U-boat sighting was reported. (1)
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