EDWIN P. MARTIN, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Edwin Martin '29

Date of birth: January 25, 1907

Date of death: August 22, 1942

Age: 35

Lucky Bag

From the 1929 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Edwin was lost when USS Ingraham (DD 444) was sunk on August 22, 1942 by a collision with an oil tanker while on convoy duty off the coast of Nova Scotia. Ingraham sank almost immediately, and depth charges on her stern detonated as she went down. Only eleven men survived.

He was the only Lieutenant Commander aboard; he was likely the ship's executive officer.

Edwin wife was listed as next of kin. He has a memory marker in Kentucky.

Memorial Hall Error

One site lists him as a CDR. Posthumous promotion?


Class of 1929

Edwin is one of 29 members of the Class of 1929 in Memorial Hall.