On September 7th, 1940 the Germans started bombing London as part of the Battle of Brittain. Abbekerk was in Albert Dock at that time, in the centre of the first bombings. She was hit by several bombs and evntually slowly sank to the bottom after a nearmiss.
When she got adrift she was towed and moored to Moena another dutch ship in the dock. This is her part of the story (in dutch for now) from J.W. Roevers book: “De Nederland in de Tweede Wereldoorlog”.
Moena was later to be torpedoed twee years later on the same day as Abbekerk.