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HMS Abingdon - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Abingdon

Name : HMS Abingdon
Laid Down : 30th November 1917
Launched : 11th June 1918
Completed : 6th November 1918
Type : Minesweeper
Class : Hunt
Builder : Ailsa
Country : UK
Pennants : J23
Fate : Beached after air attack, 5th April 1942. Broken up 1950.

Initially she served with the Aegean Squadron. From 1919-1935 she was held in reserve at Malta, then joined the 2nd Minesweeping Flotilla in Malta and Hong Kong. Following a successful Warship Week National Savings campaign in February 1942 she was adopted by Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.[3] Returning to Malta at the start of World War II, Abingdon was damaged by a mine in 1941. She was bombed and severely damaged by Italian aircraft 5 April 1942 at Kalkara Creek, Malta and was beached with a broken back at Bighi. She was broken up there in 1950.

Timeline Entries :


30th November 1917 - Laid down at Ailsa Shipbuilding Company, Troon
11th June 1918 - Launched Fairfield
November 1918 - Based at Malta
5th November 1918 - Completed
1st October 1932 - Mediterranean Fleet. Malta Based. In reserve
12th January 1938 - Sailed Singapore for Malacca
2nd September 1939 - 2nd Minesweeping Flotilla, China Station
April 1940 - Transferred to the Mediterranean
5th April 1942 - Beached at Malta after taking heavy bomb damage from Italian aircraft
5th April 1942 - Attacked while waiting to enter Kalkara Creek Dock for repairs and beached
April 1947 - Sold
April 1950 - Scrapped

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