HMS Martin (G 44)
|Name||HMS Martin (G 44)|
|Completed||1942 - Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, High Walker Yard, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||10 Nov 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-431 (Wilhelm Dommes)|
|Position||37° 53'N, 3° 57'E - Grid CH 9247|
|Complement||224 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).
|On board||We have details of 160 people who were on board.|
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