Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Martin (G 44)

British Destroyer

Photo from Imperial War Museum (IWM), FL-2181

NameHMS Martin (G 44)
Type:Destroyer (M-class)
Tonnage1,920 tons
Completed1942 - Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, High Walker Yard, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack10 Nov 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-431 (Wilhelm Dommes)
Position37° 53'N, 3° 57'E - Grid CH 9247
Complement224 officers and men (161 dead and 63 survivors).
History Completed in April 1942 
Notes on event

At 03.54 hours on 10 Nov 1942, U-431 fired torpedoes at the Force H covering the landings during Operation Torch northeast of Algiers and reported three hits on a Leander class cruiser, which blew up and a destroyer damaged. In fact, the ship hit was HMS Martin (G 44) (Cdr C.R.P. Thomson, DSO, RN).

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On boardWe have details of 160 people who were on board

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Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

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