Naval History by Country :
|VIEW ALL OF OUR CURRENT ART SPECIAL OFFERS ON ONE PAGE HERE|
|NAVAL ART||AVIATION ART||MILITARY ART||SPORT ART|
| 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. 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
Database Currently Holds : 6278 ships and 6289 crew!
Last edited : 07:47, January 2, 2017
By : HMS
Everything we obtain for this site is shown on the site, we do not have any more photos, crew lists or further information on any of the ships.
COPYRIGHT NOTICE. ALL IMAGES DISPLAYED ON THIS WEBSITE ARE PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT LAW, AND ARE OWNED BY CRANSTON FINE ARTS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS. NO REPRODUCTION OR COPYING ALLOWED ON OTHER WEBSITES, BOOKS OR ARTICLES WITHOUT PRIOR AGREEMENT.
Sign Up To Our Newsletter!
This website is owned by Cranston Fine Arts. Torwood House, Torwoodhill Road, Rhu, Helensburgh, Scotland, G848LE
Contact: Tel: (+44) (0) 1436 820269. Fax:
(+44) (0) 1436 820473. Email: