Rawdon Bannar-Martin DSC, RN

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Ranks

1 Apr 1940 S.Lt.
16 Nov 1941 Lt.
16 Nov 1949 Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 29 Jan 1958


Decorations

6 Apr 1943 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Rawdon Bannar-Martin, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS Tuna (N 94)Lt.SubmarineApr 194220 May 1942
HMS H 44 (N 44)Lt.Submarine12 Apr 194320 Jun 1943
HMS Viking (P 69)Lt.SubmarineJun 1943late 1945

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Submarine HMS H 44 (N 44)


12 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Cdr.(Retd.) K.W. Stewart, RN) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR). (1)

13 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Carina (Lt. R.A.H. Lord, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (1)

14 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR). (1)

15 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Cdr.(Retd.) K.W. Stewart, RN) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (1)

16 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (1)

18 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (1)

19 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR). (1)

20 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR). (1)

21 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (1)

22 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (1)

23 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Cdr.(Retd.) K.W. Stewart, RN) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR). (1)

24 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (1)

25 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (1)

27 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (2)

28 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Cdr.(Retd.) K.W. Stewart, RN) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR). (1)

29 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (1)

30 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR) and HMS L'Incomprise (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.S. Deveson, RNR). (1)

2 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (2)

3 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (2)

4 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L'Incomprise (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.S. Deveson, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (2)

5 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR). (2)

6 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR). (2)

7 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR). (2)

9 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Ardrishaig where she participated in A/S exercises. (2)

10 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardrishaig. Upon completion of these exercises she proceeded to Campbeltown. (2)

11 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (2)

12 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (2)

13 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (2)

14 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) H.T. Pitt, RN) and HMS Spaniel. (2)

16 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (2)

17 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (2)

18 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Cdr.(Retd.) K.W. Stewart, RN) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR). (2)

19 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Spaniel and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (2)

20 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Cdr.(Retd.) K.W. Stewart, RN) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (2)

21 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (2)

23 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (2)

24 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR). (2)

25 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (2)

27 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR). (2)

28 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Spaniel. (2)

30 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (2)

31 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (2)

1 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Cdr.(Retd.) K.W. Stewart, RN) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR). (3)

2 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Spaniel. (3)

3 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR) and HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR). (3)

4 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (3)

5 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (3)

8 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) departed Rothesay for Sheerness. She took passage south through the Irish Sea together with HMS Usurper (Lt. D.R.O. Mott, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Saladin (Lt. A.A. Diggens, DSC, RN). (3)

11 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) arrived at Falmouth. (3)

12 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) shifted from Falmouth to Portland. She was escorted by HMS Saladin (Lt. A.A. Diggens, DSC, RN) until 1000 hours when Notre Dame de France (A/Skr.Lt. J. Coxall, RNR) took over the escort duties. (3)

13 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) shifted from Portland to Portsmouth. She was escorted by Notre Dame de France (A/Skr.Lt. J. Coxall, RNR). (3)

16 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) departed Portsmouth for Sheerness. She took passage in a convoy. (3)

17 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) arrived at Sheerness where she was taken in hand for refit by the Sheerness Dockyard. (3)


Submarine HMS Viking (P 69)


5 Jul 1944 (position 70.00, 0.00)
While on patrol in the Norwegian Sea, HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) fires from 600 yards a four-torpedo spread at German U-boat U-965 in approximate position 70°00'N, 00°00'W. As the Germans saw the torpedo tracks they managed to avoid them.

At 1745 hours the officer of the watch sighted a the conning tower of a U-boat bearing 070° 3.5 nautical miles away. Viking closed at speed to get in position for attack. At 1816 hours four torpedoes were fired but due to a surface runner and the smooth seas the Germans were able to dodge the torpedoes.

1 Sep 1944 (position 58.36, 5.39)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) attacked a German convoy with torpedoes off Egersund, Norway in position 58°36'N, 05°39'E. All torpedoes fired missed their target(s).

4 Sep 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) attacked a German convoy with torpedoes about 10 nautical miles south-east of Egersund, Norway. All torpedoes fired missed their target(s).

14 Oct 1944 (position 67.09, 14.09)
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Norwegian merchant Standard (1286 GRT, offsite link) off the Saltfjorden, Norway in position 67°09'N, 14°09'E.

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17815
  2. ADM 173/17816
  3. ADM 173/17817

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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