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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