Diary August 24, 1941

HMS Abdiel
HMS Abdiel was the first ship of a class of six fast minelayers which were build between 1938 and 1944, to which also HMS Manxman belongs. They were used very often as fast transports.
Diary for Sunday, August 24, 1941:

Sea War

Mediterranean – Operation Mincemeat I: HMS Manxman (disguised as large French destroyer) lays 140 mines off Livorno (Italy), while Swordfish torpedo-bombers from Ark Royal operate over Sardinia.


Churchill warns Japan to desist from further aggression.

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