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Hugh Martyr

ww2dbaseEver since his school days in the United Kingdom, Hugh Martyr had been interested in history, particularly naval history. His interest in history later expanded to cover the American Civil War and the German V-weapons campaign against London. He is also an re-enactor and organizer of major re-enactment events, including the 200th anniversary of Waterloo event where over 8,000 were on the field. He joined the WW2DB team in 2018.

Photographs/Maps Contributions

HMS Rajputaana (F 35) sinking in the North Atlantic Ocean, 13 Apr 1941British motor merchant vessel Beacon Grange sinking after being struck by German submarine U-552, south of Iceland, 27 Apr 1941

Timeline Contributions

Hugh Martyr has also contributed 833 entries in the WW2 Timeline. A small sample of his timeline contributions is shown below.

» 31 Jul 1942: The former neutral Argentinian motor tanker Victoria, damaged by German submarine U-201 in Apr 1942 and later requisitioned by the United States, was recommissioned as Panamanian ship Culpepper.
» 29 Jun 1940: Greek steam merchant Orion landed the four survivors of Dutch motor tanker Moordrecht at Liverpool, England, United Kingdom. Moordrecht had been sunk by German submarine U-48 nine days prior.
» 2 Dec 1941: The 1,357-ton German steam merchant ship Cordelia struck a mine and sank 15 miles East from Burghaz (Burgas), Bulgaria. Shortly after, the Romanian motor passenger transport ship Carvarna struck a mine and sank in the same region.
» 13 Mar 1942: Japanese minesweeper Tama Maru No. 2 sank. She was damaged by US Navy carrier aircraft in the Lae-Salamaua area of Australian Territory of New Guinea three days prior.
» 1 Mar 1942: The Soviet trawler RT-19 Komintern, built in 1930, while fishing off the Gusinaia Banka, Berrants Sea, was most probably torpedoed by German submarine U-436 (Kapitänleutnant Günther Seibicke) and sunk, northeast of Cape Teriberskij, Russia.

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