the Hon. Edward Pleydell-Bouverie, RN
|Born||10 Sep 1899|
|Died||7 May 1951||(51)|
Retired: 20 Apr 1946
Warship Commands listed for Edward Pleydell-Bouverie, RN
|HMS Abdiel (M 39)||Capt.||Minelayer||15 Sep 1940||18 Aug 1942|
Events related to this officer
Minelayer HMS Abdiel (M 39)
21 May 1941
HMS Abdiel (Capt. Hon. E. Pleydell-Bouverie, MVO, RN) laid a field of 150 mines off Akra Dhoukaton (Cape Dukato, southern tip of Levkas island, Ionian sea). On the field were later the same day lost the Italian destroyer Carlo Mirabello (1840 tons) the Italian gunboat Pellegrino Matteucci (620 tons) and the German transports Kybfels (7764 GRT) and Marburg (7564 GRT).
27 May 1941
On the night of 26-27 May, HMS Abdiel (Capt. Hon. E. Pleydell-Bouverie, MVO, RN), escorted by the British destroyer HMS Hero (Cdr. H.W. Biggs, RN) and the Australian destroyer HMAS Nizam (Lt.Cdr M.J. Clark, RAN), landed 800 Commandos at Suda Bay.
31 May 1941
HMS Abdiel (Capt. Hon. E. Pleydell-Bouverie, MVO, RN) sailed from Alexandria for Skakia, Greece, with the British light cruiser HMS Phoebe (Capt. G. Grantham, RN) and 3 destroyers. During the following night these ships removed 4.000 troops from Crete.
14 Aug 1941
HMS Neptune (Capt. R.C. O'Conor, RN), HMS Abdiel (Capt. E. Pleydell-Bouverie, MVO, RN) and HMS Jackal (Lt.Cdr. R.McC.P. Jonas, DSC, RN) arrived at Famagusta. After landing the troops HMS Neptune departed for Alexandria and HMS Abdiel and HMS Jackal for Port Said. They all arrived at their destination later the same day or early the following day (HMS Neptune). (1)
- ADM 199/415
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