HMS Marne (G 35)
|Name||HMS Marne (G 35)|
|Completed||1941 - Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, High Walker Yard, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||12 Nov 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-515 (Werner Henke)|
|Position||35° 50'N, 9° 57'W - Grid CG 8850|
|Complement||? men (13 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Gibraltar (9 Nov) - Gibraltar|
|History||Completed in December 1941|
In May 1958 sold to the Turkish Navy and renamed Maresal Fevzi Cakmak. Broken up in 1971.
|Notes on event|
At 00.15 hours on 12 Nov 1942, U-515 fired a spread of four torpedoes at HMS Hecla (F 20), which was misidentified as a Birmingham class cruiser and hit her in the engine room. Two torpedoes were surface-runner and the last also malfunctioned and was a circle-runner. The U-boat then hit the ship with three coups de grâce at 01.28, 01.49 and 02.06 hours, sinking the vessel.
At 02.11 hours, U-515 fired two torpedoes and hit the escorting HMS Marne (G 35) (LtCdr H.N.A. Richardson, DSO, DSC, RN) in the stern. The badly damaged destroyer was screened by HMS Venomous (D 75) (Cdr H.W. Falcon-Steward, RN) until she was taken in tow to Gibraltar by HMS Salvonia (W 43), escorted by HMS Jonquil (K 68) (LtCdr R.E.H. Partington, RNR). The ship had lost the entire stern and temporary repairs at Gibraltar took three months. HMS Marne (G 43) was then towed to the UK and returned to service in January 1944 after repairs at Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Sunderland.
|On board||We have details of 19 people who were on board.|
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