HMS Martin (G 44)
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||12 Dec 1940|
|Commissioned||4 Apr 1942|
|Lost||10 Nov 1942|
|Loss position||37° 53'N, 3° 57'E|
HMS Martin (Cdr. Charles Richard Powys Thomson, DSO, RN) was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-431 northeast of Algiers, Algeria in position 37º53'N, 03º57'E. 161 Officers and men went down with the ship. There 63 survivors.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Martin|
Commands listed for HMS Martin (G 44)
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|1||Cdr. Charles Richard Powys Thomson, RN||10 Dec 1941||11 Nov 1942 (+)|
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Notable events involving Martin include:
1 Oct 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. J.P.H. Oakley, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Holcombe (Lt.Cdr. S.H. Pinchin, DSC, RN), HMS Obdurate (Lt.Cdr. C.E.L. Sclater, DSO, RN), HMS Martin (Cdr. C.R.P. Thomson, DSO, RN) and HMS Escapade (Cdr. E.N.V. Currey, DSC, RN). (1)
2 Oct 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. J.P.H. Oakley, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Martin (Cdr. C.R.P. Thomson, DSO, RN), HMS Farndale (Cdr. D.P. Trentham, RN) and HrMs Isaac Sweers (Capt. W. Harmsen, RNN). (1)
- ADM 173/17242
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.