Benjamin Charles Stanley Martin

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Vice-Admiral (retired) SIR Benjamin Charles Stanley Martin, D.S.O., C.B.E., K.B.E. (18 July, 1891 – 3 June, 1957) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

He was the son of Benjamin Leers Martin, a Petty Officer in the Royal Navy who was killed when the Victoria sank on 22 June 1893.

Martin was promoted to the rank of Gunner on 28 May, 1915[1] and fought in Malaya at the Battle of Jutland.

Martin was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 13 October, 1918.[2]

Martin was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 13 October, 1926.[3]

Martin was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1931.[4]

Martin was promoted to the rank of Captain in June, 1935.

World War II

Martin was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 7 July, 1944.

Martin was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral (retired) in September, 1948.

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Hubert H. de Burgh
Captain of H.M.S. Truculent
10 Jul, 1924[6][7]c. 20 Aug, 1924[Inference]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
William A. Willock
Captain of H.M.S. Sable
14 Oct, 1924[8][9] – 19 Nov, 1925[10]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Theodore F. A. Voysey
Captain of H.M.S. Salmon
30 Mar, 1927[11][12] – 5 Apr, 1928[13]
Succeeded by
William D. G. Weir
Preceded by
Ivan B. Colvin
Captain of H.M.S. Venetia
5 Apr, 1928[14][15] – 3 Mar, 1930[16]
Succeeded by
Denys R. Brocklebank
Preceded by
Thomas B. Hill
Captain of H.M.S. Vortigern
26 Jul, 1930[17] – 11 Aug, 1931
Succeeded by
Eric B. K. Stevens
Preceded by
Thomas H. Troubridge
Captain of H.M.S. Voyager
10 Sep, 1931[18] – 25 Sep, 1933[19]
Succeeded by
Frederick R. G. Maunsell
Preceded by
Arthur D. Read
Captain of H.M.S. Folkestone
c. early 1935 – mid 1935
Succeeded by
Wilfrid R. Patterson
Preceded by
Wilfrid R. Patterson
Captain of H.M.S. Folkestone
20 Dec, 1935[20] – 5 Feb, 1937[21]
Succeeded by
John G. L. Dundas
Preceded by
Walter J. Phipps
Captain of H.M.S. Malcolm
28 Sep, 1938[22] – 8 Oct, 1938[23]
Succeeded by
Thomas E. Halsey
Preceded by
?
Captain (D), Sixteenth Destroyer Flotilla
28 Sep, 1938[24] – 8 Oct, 1938[25]
Succeeded by
Thomas E. Halsey
Preceded by
Francis R. Barry
Captain of H.M.S. Dorsetshire
Jul, 1939[26] – Aug, 1941[27]
Succeeded by
Augustine W. S. Agar
Preceded by
?
Captain Superintendent, Simonstown
3 Nov, 1941[28] – 13 Apr, 1942[29]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Edward J. Headlam
Principal Naval Transport Officer, South and East Africa
14 Apr, 1942[30] – 1 Nov, 1942[31]
Succeeded by
Charles F. Hammill

Footnotes

  1. Martin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/208. f. 208.
  2. Martin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/208. f. 208.
  3. Martin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/208. f. 208.
  4. Martin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/208. f. 208.
  5. "V.-Admiral Sir B. Martin." The Times (London, England), Wednesday 5 June, 1957, p. 14.
  6. Martin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/208. f. 208.
  7. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Friday, Jun 20, 1924; pg. 5; Issue 43683.
  8. Martin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/208. f. 208.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 267.
  10. Martin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/208. f. 208.
  11. Martin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/208. f. 208.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 266.
  13. Martin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/208. f. 208.
  14. Martin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/208. f. 208.
  15. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 279.
  16. Martin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/208. f. 208.
  17. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 285.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 289.
  19. Inferred from Maunsell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/124/110. f. 110.
  20. Martin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/93/1. f. 1.
  21. Martin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/93/1. f. 1.
  22. Martin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/93/1. f. 1.
  23. Martin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/93/1. f. 1.
  24. Martin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/93/1. f. 1.
  25. Martin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/93/1. f. 1.
  26. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  27. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  28. Martin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/93/1. f. 1.
  29. Martin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/93/1. f. 1.
  30. Martin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/93/1. f. 1.
  31. Martin Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/93/1. f. 1.