Allied Warships

HMS Marne (G 35)

Destroyer of the M class


Photo from Imperial War Museum (IWM), FL-7724

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassM 
PennantG 35 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.) : Parsons 
Ordered 
Laid down23 Oct 1939 
Launched30 Oct 1940 
Commissioned2 Dec 1941 
End service 
History

Sold to the Turkish Navy in 1958 being renamed Maresal Fevzi Cakmak.

 

Hit by U-boat
Damaged on 12 Nov 1942 by U-515 (Henke).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Marne

Commands listed for HMS Marne (G 35)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Hugh Nicholas Aubyn Richardson, DSC, RN< 2 Dec 41late 1942

2Lt.Cdr. Peter Alison Ross Withers, DSO, RN9 Aug 1943mid 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)

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British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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