Benjamin Charles Stanley Martin

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Vice-Admiral (retired) 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 in May, 1915 and fought in Malaya at the Battle of Jutland.

Martin was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in October, 1918.

Martin was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander in October, 1926.[Inference]

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

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


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Hubert H. de Burgh
Captain of H.M.S. Truculent
10 Jul, 1924 – c. 20 Aug, 1924[Inference]
Succeeded by
Preceded by
William A. Willock
Captain of H.M.S. Sable
14 Oct, 1924[2]
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Theodore F. A. Voysey
Captain of H.M.S. Salmon
30 Mar, 1927[3]
Succeeded by
William D. G. Weir
Preceded by
Ivan B. Colvin
Captain of H.M.S. Venetia
5 Apr, 1928[4]
Succeeded by
Denys R. Brocklebank
Preceded by
Thomas B. Hill
Captain of H.M.S. Vortigern
26 Jul, 1930[5]
Succeeded by
Eric B. K. Stevens
Preceded by
Thomas H. Troubridge
Captain of H.M.S. Voyager
10 Sep, 1931[6] – 1933
Succeeded by
George S. Stewart
as Captain of H.M.A.S. Voyager
Preceded by
Arthur D. Read
Captain of H.M.S. Folkestone
c. early 1935 – mid 1935
Succeeded by
Wilfrid R. Patterson
Preceded by
Francis R. Barry
Captain of H.M.S. Dorsetshire
Jul, 1939[7] – Aug, 1941[8]
Succeeded by
Augustine W. S. Agar


  1. "V.-Admiral Sir B. Martin." The Times (London, England), Wednesday 5 June, 1957, p. 14.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 267.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 266.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 279.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 285.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 289.
  7. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  8. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.