ABERCROMBIE was an upgraded version of elder sister ship ROBERTS. The original main gun turret was spare from FURIOUS, fitted with two 15 inch guns type Mark I*/N. Other improvements included larger living space, more artillery reserve and increased engine room deck thickness. ABERCROMBIE was also equipped with four twin 102mm 45 calibre Mk V dual rapid-fire guns, sixteen British 40mm 2-pounder "pom-pom" cannon and twenty US 20mm Oerlikon guns.
In 1943 ABERCROMBIE was awarded Battle Honours for campaigns in the Mediterranean at SicilyandSalerno. Post war ABERCROMBIE was moored on the River Medway for many years as an accommodation ship and was sold for scrap in 1954.