HMS Maron (F 87)
Ocean boarding vessel
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Ocean boarding vessel|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd. (Dundee, Scotland)|
|Launched||17 Dec 1929|
|Commissioned||11 Nov 1940|
|End service||7 Apr 1942|
Passenger/cargo vessel completed in May 1930. Requisitioned by the Admiralty on 7 August 1940. Displacement: 6487 GRT. Dimensions: 132 x 17.2. Armament: 2 6" guns (2x1), 1 12pdr AA gun, 4 .303" MG AA (4x1). Speed: 14.5 knots.
Decommissioned on 7 April 1942 and returned to her owner.
At 1555 hours on 13 November 1942, the German submarine U-81 fired two torpedoes at a convoy of four freighters and five escorts returning from Operation Torch northwest of Oran, Algeria. They heard two detonations after about three minutes and claimed one ship sunk and another damaged. The Maron (Master David Hey) was probably hit by both torpedoes and sank. The master, 67 crew members and 13 gunners were picked up by HMS Marigold (Lt. J.A.S. Halcrow, RNR) and landed at Gibraltar.
Commands listed for HMS Maron (F 87)
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|1||Cdr. (retired) John Hamilton Blair, DSC, RD, RNR||17 Sep 1940||7 Apr 1942|
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