HMS Abdiel

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Reference WMO260659

Address:

The Parade

Cowes

Cowes

PO31 7QJ

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Memorial plaque commemorating HMS Abdul that was built by a local company in the town of Cowes and was lost during WW2
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COWES TOWN COUNCIL This plaque is to commemorate HMS ABDIEL a Fast Minelayer constructed by Messrs. John Samuel White of Cowes in 1941. Battle Honours were awarded to the ship at Bisacy (1941), Crete (1941), Libya (1941) and Sicily (1943). HMS ABDIEL was blown up by a magnetic mine on the 9th September 1943 as she entered the Italian naval base of Taranto, with the loss of over 150 service personnel. 26th September 1993 Mrs M Halpin, Town Mayor

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