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Name: MARTIN
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 23/10/1939
Launched: 12/12/1940
Completed: 04/04/1942
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 19
Dimensions: 1920disp - 2725disp, 345.5 x 37.0 x 10.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, SR Geared, 48000shp
Engines by: Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 36.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 3 x 2 x 4.7ins, 1 x 4.0ins AA, 1 x 4 x 2pdr AA, 2 x 1 x 20mm AA guns;
1 x 4 x 21.0ins torpedoes; 2 x 1 x A/S mortars; depth charges
History:
04/04/1942 British Royal Navy
10/11/1942 Sank
Comments: Member of the M Class of destroyers
1941: Completion delayed by late delivery of the three twin gun mountings
10/11/1942: Torpedoed and sunk by U-Boat U431 off Oran


Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum