Ships hit by U-boats


British Fleet oiler

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Type:Fleet oiler (Belgol)
Tonnage2,623 tons
Completed1917 - Greenock & Grangemouth Dockyard Co Ltd, Greenock 
OwnerThe Admiralty (Royal Fleet Auxiliary), London 
Date of attack26 Mar 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-205 (Franz-Georg Reschke)
Position32° 01'N, 25° 55'E - Grid CO 9215
Complement56 (36 dead and 20 survivors).
RouteAlexandria - Tobruk 
CargoFuel oil 
History Completed in November 1917 
Notes on event

At 05.10 hours on 26 March 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.

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Location of attack on Slavol.

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