Saturday, January 4, 2014

HMS Salviking Sunk By the U-168

Some information of the Royal Navy's Salvage Ship Salviking taken mostly from the U-boat.net. Otherwise, there is not much information on this ship. //// It was built in either 1942 or 1943, weighed 1440 tons and 217-feet long. When hit by three torpedoes from the U-168 (one of which was a dud), it was enroute from Colombo to Addu Atoll. The wreck is southeast of Ceylon. //// It was one of 13 ships in the Britain's King Salvor class and evidently the only one to be sunk in the war. //// Its main defense were four 20 mm anti-aircraft guns. //// That's All I Could Find. --GreGen

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