COWES TOWN COUNCIL
This plaque is to commemorate
H M S ABDIEL
a fast Minelayer constructed by
Messrs. John Samuel White of Cowes in 1941.
Battle Honours were awarded to the ship at
Biscay (1941), Crete (1941), Libya (1941), and Sicily (1943).
H M S 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.