HMS Warspite

In April 1915 Martin transferred to the battleship HMS Warspite. Armed with 8 x 15 inch guns and capable of 24 knots, the 33,000 ton ship was among the most powerful in the world. Martin was proud to be on board HMS Warspite and expected she would be called to sea within days but to his amazement the ship would spend much timed anchored at her base at Scapa Flow, Orkney.