Information from the Commonwealth War Graves Website
In Memory of
Eric Leonard Hoskins DSM
H.M.S. Martin, Royal Navy
who died on
Tuesday, 10th November 1942. Age 27.
Son of Percy and Margaret Annie Hoskins, of Elham, Kent.
CHATHAM MEMORIAL, Kent, United Kingdom
The Memorial overlooks the town of Chatham and is approached by a steep path from the
Town Hall Gardens.
Information about HMS Martin
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|
|History:||HMS Martin (Cdr. C.R.P. Thomson, DSO, RN) was torpedoed and sunk by the
German submarine U-431
northeast of Algiers, Algeria in position 37.53N, 03.57E. 161 Officers and
men went down with the ship. There 63 survivors.
Hit by U-boat