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HMS Marne (G35)
HMS Marne stationary.jpg
Career (United Kingdom) Royal Navy Ensign
Class and type: M-class destroyer
Name: HMS Marne
Builder: Vickers-Armstrong, Newcastle upon Tyne
Laid down: 23 October 1939
Launched: 30 October 1940
Commissioned: 2 December 1941
Fate: Sold to the Turkish Navy on 26 March 1959, renamed Mareşal Fevzi Çakmak
Career (Turkey) Flag of Turkey.svg
Name: Mareşal Fevzi Çakmak
Acquired: 26 March 1959
Fate: Discarded 1970
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,920 tons standard
Length: 362 ft (110 m)
Beam: 36 ft (11 m)
Draught: 14 ft 10 in (4.52 m)
Propulsion: Three x Admiralty 3-drum water-tube boilers, Parsons geared steam turbines, 48,000 shp on two shafts
Speed: 36 kt
Range: 5,500 nmi at 15 kt
Complement: 221
Armament: Six 4.7-inch (119 mm) guns (3x2),
1 four barreled pom-pom (40 mm),
Eight 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes (2x4)

HMS Marne (G35) was an M-class destroyer of the Royal Navy commissioned on 2 December 1941. She was built by Vickers-Armstrongs at High Walker Yard, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, and saw service in the Atlantic theatre of World War II.

Marne was part of Convoy PQ-15 and along with HMS Martin, helped to rescue 169 survivors from HMS Punjabi after she was sunk in a collision with HMS King George V.

HMS Marne being towed into Gibraltar.

HMS Hecla and HMS Vindictive with the escort ships HMS Venomous and HMS Marne, were part of a convoy as part of Operation Torch west of Gibraltar. On 12 November 1942 U-boat U-515 torpedoed and sunk HMS Hecla, and minutes later fired two more torpedoes and badly damaged HMS Marne, blowing off her stern. Michael Flanders, who was to become the famous actor and writer, was serving on board in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve.

HMS Marne was sold to Turkey in 1959 and renamed Mareşal Fevzi Çakmak, after Fevzi Çakmak (1876–1950), the Turkish Mareşal (Field Marshal) and Prime Minister. The ship remained in service with the Turkish Navy until 1970, when she was discarded and scrapped.



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