Douglas Eric Holland-Martin DSO, DSC, RN
|Born||10 Apr 1906||London, England|
|Died||6 Jan 1977||(70)||Kemerton near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire|
Retired: 9 Feb 1966
Warship Commands listed for Douglas Eric Holland-Martin, RN
|HMS Tartar (F 43)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||16 Oct 1939||20 Jan 1940|
|HMS Holderness (L 48)||Lt.Cdr.||Escort destroyer||15 May 1940||30 Jan 1941|
|HMS Nubian (F 36)||Cdr.||Destroyer||25 Jun 1942||3 Apr 1944|
|HMS Faulknor (H 62)||Cdr.||Destroyer||19 Dec 1944||3 Apr 1945|
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Destroyer HMS Nubian (F 36)
8 Jan 1943
HMS Kelvin (Cdr. M.S. Townsend, OBE, DSC, RN) and HMS Nubian (Cdr. D.E. Holland-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Malta around 1500/8 for patrol off the east coast of Tunisea. During the night intercepted three schooners of 100-200 tons each off Kuriat Island, Tunisia and sank them with gunfire.
They returned to Malta around 0945/9. (1)
15 Jan 1943
HMS Kelvin (Cdr. M.S. Townsend, OBE, DSC, RN) and HMS Nubian (Cdr. D.E. Holland-Martin, DSC, RN) departed Malta around 1630/14. Around 0430/15 they intercepted the Italian transport D'Annunzio (4537 GRT, built 1942) and it's escort, the Italian torpedo boat Perseo well south of Lampedusa in approximate position 34°20'N, 12°20'E. The destroyers sank the D'Annunzio but the Perseo manages to escape.
The destroyers returned to Malta around 1100/15.
30 Apr 1943
The British destroyers HMS Nubian (Cdr. D.E. Holland-Martin, DSC, RN) and HMS Paladin (Lt.Cdr. L.St.G. Rich, RN) intercept the small Italian transport ship Fauna (575 GRT) about 20 nautical miles south of Capo San Marco, Sicily, Italy and sink it with gunfire.
4 May 1943
The British destroyers HMS Nubian (Cdr. D.E. Holland-Martin, DSC, RN), HMS Paladin (Lt.Cdr. L. St.G. Rich, RN) and HMS Petard (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Egan, RN) sank the Italian transport ship Campo Basso (3566 GRT) and its escort the Italian torpedo boat Perseo (652 tons) about 8 nautical miles east of Kelibia, Tunisia.
- ADM 199/773
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