HMS Marne (G 35)
Destroyer of the M class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.) : Parsons|
|Laid down||23 Oct 1939|
|Launched||30 Oct 1940|
|Commissioned||2 Dec 1941|
Sold to the Turkish Navy in 1958 being renamed Maresal Fevzi Cakmak.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Marne|
Commands listed for HMS Marne (G 35)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Hugh Nicholas Aubyn Richardson, DSC, RN||< 2 Dec 41||late 1942|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Peter Alison Ross Withers, DSO, RN||9 Aug 1943||mid 1946|
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Notable events involving Marne include:
12 Nov 1942
At 00.15 hours on 12 November 1942 German U-boat U-515 fired a spread of four torpedoes at the British destroyer tender HMS Hecla which was misidentified as a Birmingham class light cruiser and hit her in the engine room. Two torpedoes were surface-runners and the last also malfunctioned and was a circle-runner. The U-boat then hit the ship with three coups de gr?ce at 01.28, 01.49 and 02.06 hours, sinking the vessel. At 02.11 hours, U-515 fired two torpedoes and badly damaged the escorting HMS Marne (Lt.Cdr. H.N.A. Richardson, DSO, DSC, RN)