Benjamin Charles Stanley Martin DSO, RN

Born  18 Jul 1891

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13 Oct 1916 Mate
13 Oct 1918 Lt.
13 Oct 1926 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1931 Cdr.
30 Jun 1935 Capt.
7 Jul 1944 Rear-Admiral (Retired)
2 Oct 1948 Vice-Admiral (retired)

Retired: 7 Jul 1944


1 Jan 1941 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
14 Oct 1941 DSO
1 Jan 1944 CBE
11 Jun 1946 KBE

Warship Commands listed for Benjamin Charles Stanley Martin, RN

HMS Dorsetshire (40)Capt.Heavy cruiser31 Jul 19398 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 86 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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