British Fleet oiler
|Type:||Fleet oiler (Belgol)|
|Completed||1917 - Greenock & Grangemouth Dockyard Co Ltd, Greenock|
|Owner||The Admiralty (Royal Fleet Auxiliary), London|
|Date of attack||26 Mar 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-205 (Franz-Georg Reschke)|
|Position||32.01N, 25.55E - Grid CO 9215|
|Complement||56 (36 dead and 20 survivors).|
|Route||Alexandria - Tobruk|
Completed in November 1917
|Notes on event|
At 05.10 hours on 26 Mar, 1942, the escorted Slavol (Master George Sydney Perry) was hit by one stern torpedo from U-205 and sank within five minutes off Sidi Barrani, Egypt. The ship had been missed by a spread of four bow torpedoes three minutes earlier. 36 crew members were lost. The master and 19 crew members were picked up by RHS Vasilissa Olga (D 15) and landed at Alexandria. The fleet oiler was enroute to Tobruk to bring fuel for the 5th Destroyer Flotilla.
|On board||We have details of 38 people who were on board.|
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