Allied Warships

HMS Salvia (K 97)

Corvette of the Flower class

Photo from Imperial War Museum (IWM), FL-18637

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 97 
Built byWilliam Simons & Co. Ltd. (Renfrew, Scotland) 
Ordered31 Aug 1939 
Laid down26 Sep 1939 
Launched6 Aug 1940 
Commissioned20 Sep 1940 
Lost24 Dec 1941 
Loss position31° 46'N, 28° 00'E

HMS Salvia (Lt.Cdr. John Isdale Miller, DSO, DSC, RD, RNR) was torpedoed and sunk by U-568 around 01.35 hours on 24 December 1941 about 100 nautical miles west of Alexandria in position 31º46'N, 28º00'E. There were no survivors, 106 (of the crew) dead.  

Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 24 Dec 1941 by U-568 (Preuss).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Salvia

Commands listed for HMS Salvia (K 97)

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1Lt.Cdr. John Isdale Miller, DSO, RD, RNRAug 194024 Dec 1941 (+)

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Notable events involving Salvia include:

23 Dec 1941
HMS Salvia (Lt.Cdr. J.I. Miller, DSO, DSC, RD, RNR) picks up survivors from the British passenger ship Shuntien that was torpedoed and sunk north-east of Tobruk in position 32°06'N, 24°46'E by German U-boat U-559.

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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor

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