HMS Salvia (K 97)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||William Simons & Co. Ltd. (Renfrew, Scotland)|
|Ordered||31 Aug 1939|
|Laid down||26 Sep 1939|
|Launched||6 Aug 1940|
|Commissioned||20 Sep 1940|
|Lost||24 Dec 1941|
|Loss position||31° 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
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Salvia|
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|1||Lt.Cdr. John Isdale Miller, DSO, RD, RNR||Aug 1940||24 Dec 1941 (+)|
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Noteable 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.