|HMS Abingdon (J23)|
|Builder:||Ailsa Shipbuilding Company, Troon|
|Laid down:||30 November 1917|
|Launched:||11 June 1918|
|Completed:||6 November 1918|
|Fate:||Sold 1947; broken up 1950|
|Notes:||Pennant number: J23 / N23|
|Class & type:||Hunt class minesweeper (1916), Aberdare sub-class|
|Length:||231 ft (70 m)|
|Beam:||28 ft (8.5 m)|
|Draught:||8 ft (2.4 m)|
|Propulsion:||Yarrow-type boilers, Vertical triple-expansion engines, 2 shafts, 2,200 ihp|
|Speed:||max 16 knots|
|Range:||140 tons coal|
1x QF 4 inch forward|
QF 12 pounder aft
2x twin 0.303 inch machine guns
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.
- List of ship names of the Royal Navy
- Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England
- RAF Abingdon
- USS Abingdon (PC-1237)
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
- HMS Abingdon - Chronology of World War II Service
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