the Hon. Edward Pleydell-Bouverie, RN

Born  10 Sep 1899
Died  7 May 1951(51)

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2 Aug 1914 Mid.
15 Jul 1917 A/S.Lt.
15 Mar 1918 S.Lt.
15 Dec 1919 Lt.
15 Dec 1927 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1933 Cdr.
31 Dec 1939 Capt.

Retired: 20 Apr 1946


1 Jan 1941 MVO
13 Oct 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for Edward Pleydell-Bouverie, RN

HMS Abdiel (M 39)Capt.Minelayer15 Sep 194018 Aug 1942

Career information

Brother was Anthony Pleydell-Bouverie (, captain of HMS Onslaught.

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).

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)


  1. ADM 199/415

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