HMS Abelia (K 184)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Harland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland)|
|Ordered||8 Apr 1940|
|Laid down||19 Aug 1940|
|Launched||28 Nov 1940|
|Commissioned||3 Feb 1941|
HMS Abelia is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List
Sold in 1947.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Abelia|
Commands listed for HMS Abelia (K 184)
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|1||T/Lt. Frank Ardern, RNR||28 Jan 1941||5 May 1943|
|2||Lt. Francis Arthur Everett, RNR||5 May 1943||27 Jul 1943|
|3||Lt. Robert Inglis Floris, RNZNR||27 Jul 1943||24 Nov 1943|
|4||A/Lt.Cdr. Orme Gordon Stuart, RCNVR||24 Nov 1943||5 Jul 1944|
|5||T/Lt. Donald Swinborne Hutton, RNR||5 Jul 1944||late 1944|
|6||T/Lt. Roy Austin Parker, RNVR||late 1944||mid 1945|
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Noteable events involving Abelia include:
9 Jan 1944
HMS Abelia (A/Lt.Cdr. O.G. Stuart, RCNVR) lost her rudder after being hit by a U-boat torpedo in approximate position 50N, 18W. It is not known which U-boat fired the torpedo. (see map)