the Hon. Edward Pleydell-Bouverie, RN

Born  10 Sep 1899
Died  7 May 1951(51)


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Ranks

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


Decorations

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

Warship Commands listed for Edward Pleydell-Bouverie, RN


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

Career information

Brother was Anthony Pleydell-Bouverie (en.wikipedia.org), 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).

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.


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