Douglas Eric Holland-Martin DSO, DSC, RN

Born  10 Apr 1906London, England
Died  6 Jan 1977(70)Kemerton near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire


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Ranks

15 Sep 1926 A/S.Lt.
30 May 1927 S.Lt.
31 Mar 1929 Lt.
31 Mar 1937 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1940 Cdr.
30 Jun 1946 Capt.
7 Jul 1955 Rear-Admiral
14 Feb 1958 Vice-Admiral
10 Mar 1961 Admiral

Retired: 9 Feb 1966


Decorations

1 Jan 1940 DSC
23 Jul 1943 DSO
23 May 1944 Bar to DSC
1 Jan 1958 CB
1 Jan 1960 KCB
1 Jan 1964 GCB

Warship Commands listed for Douglas Eric Holland-Martin, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Tartar (F 43)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer16 Oct 193920 Jan 1940
HMS Holderness (L 48)Lt.Cdr.Escort destroyer15 May 194030 Jan 1941
HMS Nubian (F 36)Cdr.Destroyer25 Jun 19423 Apr 1944
HMS Faulknor (H 62)Cdr.Destroyer19 Dec 19443 Apr 1945

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Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMS Nubian (F 36)


8 Jan 1943
The British destroyers HMS Nubian (Cdr. D.E. Holland-Martin, DSC, RN) and HMS Kelvin (Cdr. M.S. Townsend, OBE, DSC, RN) intercept three schooners near Kuriat, Tunisia and sink them with gunfire.

9 Jan 1943
The British destroyers HMS Nubian (Cdr. D.E. Holland-Martin, DSC, RN) and HMS Kelvin (Cdr. M.S. Townsend, OBE, DSC, RN) intercept a sailing vessel near Kuriat, Tunisia and sink it with gunfire.

15 Jan 1943
The British destroyers HMS Nubian (Cdr. D.E. Holland-Martin, DSC, RN) and HMS Kelvin (Cdr. M.S. Townsend, OBE, DSC, RN) intercept the Italian merchant D'Annuzio (4537 GRT) and it's escort, the Italian torpedo boat Perseo south of Lampedusa. The destroyers sink the D'Annuzio but the Perseo manages the escape.

19 Jan 1943
The British destroyers HMS Pakenham, HMS Nubian and the Greek destroyer Vasilissa Olga intercept and sink the German transport ship Stromboli (475 tons) off the Libyan coast.

30 Apr 1943
The British destroyers HMS Nubian (Cdr. D.E. Holland-Martin, DSC, RN) and HMS Paladin (Lt.Cdr. L.St.G. Rich, RN) intercept the small Italian transport ship Fauna (575 GRT) about 20 nautical miles south of Capo San Marco, Sicily, Italy and sink it with gunfire.

4 May 1943
The British destroyers HMS Nubian (Cdr. D.E. Holland-Martin, DSC, RN), HMS Paladin (Lt.Cdr. L. St.G. Rich, RN) and HMS Petard (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Egan, RN) sank the Italian transport ship Campo Basso (3566 GRT) and its escort the Italian torpedo boat Perseo (652 tons) about 8 nautical miles east of Kelibia, Tunisia.


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