A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Cowes : H M S Abdiel Memorial -

Location

In the shelter at The Parade, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 21790
 
Description

Metal memorial plaque, erected 26th September 1993 to mark 50th anniversary of sinking of H M S Abdiel.
Memorial


 
Inscription


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.



 
 

 
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