Hms Abdiel Memorial

WM reference
21790
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 26th September 1993
Current location

THE PARADE
PAVILLION
Cowes
Medina
Isle Of Wight
England
OS Grid Ref.: SZ 490 950
Denomination: Undefined

Inscription

COWES TOWN COUNCIL/ THIS PLAQUE IS TO COMMEMORATE/ HMS ABDIEL/ A FAST MINELAYER CONSTRUCTED BY/ MESSR. JOHN SAMUEL WHITE OF COWES IN 1941./ BATTLE HONOURS WERE AWARDED TO THE SHIP AT/ BISCAY (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 A LOSS OF OVER 150 SERVICE PERSONNEL/ 26TH SEPTEMBER 1993 MRS M HALPIN/ TOWN MAYOR

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: no
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Plaque
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Brass
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 26th September 1993
Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Other
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Notes

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY PRESS 3 SEP 1993; 1 OCT 1993; 19 NOV 1993

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