Navy The Royal Navy Type Destroyer Class M Pennant G 44 Built by Vickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.) : Parsons Ordered Laid down 23 Oct 1939 Launched 12 Dec 1940 Commissioned 4 Apr 1942 Lost 10 Nov 1942 Loss position 37.53N, 03.57E (See a map) History 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 Sunk on 10 Nov 1942 by U-431 (Dommes).