HMS Abastor

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Royal Navy EnsignUnited Kingdom
NameHMS Abastor
Commissioned1 November 1943[1]
Decommissioned17 October 1945[1]
FateDecommissioned and closed down[1]
General characteristics
Class and typeStone frigate

HMS Abastor was a Royal Navy training establishment involved in the planning of PLUTO, the undersea pipeline that supplied the allied troops with fuel during the liberation of Europe in 1944.[1] It was situated at Tilbury, Essex.[1] There was another PLUTO training establishment under the name HMS Abatos at Woolston, Southampton. [1]

Abastor's nominal depot ship was the NAB Interlude (43627), a Naval Auxiliary Boat which took the form of a petrol-driven harbour launch.[1] It was in service as a depot ship from November 1, 1943 through til July 1945, which was when it was transferred back to being a harbour launch. [1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Warlow, Ben (2000). Shore Establishments of the Royal Navy. Maritime Books. p. 12. ISBN 978-0-907771-74-6.

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