Allied Warships

HMS Salvonia (W 43)

Rescue Tug

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeRescue Tug
Class[No specific class] 
PennantW 43 
Built by 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched 1939 
CommissionedSep 1939 
End service 
History

Displacement: 571 tons.
Armament: 1 12pdr AA gun.

 

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Notable events involving Salvonia include:


18 Aug 1940
HMRT Salvonia (Lt. G.M.M. Robinson, RNR) picks up 17 survivors from the British merchant Empire Merchant, which had been sunk by German U-boat U-100 two days earlier 186 nautical miles west of Bloody Foreland in position 55°23'N, 13°24'W.

31 Aug 1940
The Dutch passenger ship Volendam is torpedoed and damaged about 200 nautical miles west of the Bloody Foreland in position 56°04'N, 09°52'W by German U-boat U-60. HMRT Salvonia (Lt. G.M.M. Robinson, RNR) later takes the damaged ship in tow and beaches it on the Isle of Bute.

19 Oct 1940
The British merchant Sedgepool is torpedoed and sunk about 80 nautical miles west by south from St. Kilda in position 57°20'N, 11°22'W. HMRT Salvonia (Lt. G.M.M. Robinson, RNR) later picks up 36 survivors.

22 Oct 1940
HMRT Salvonia (Lt. G.M.M. Robinson, RNR) picks up survivors from the British merchant Port Gisborne that was torpedoed and sunk on 11 October 1940 by German U-boat U-48 West-South-West of Rockall in position 56°38'N, 16°40'W.

HMRT Salvonia also picks up 16 survivors from the Canadian merchant Saint Mal? that was torpedoed and sunk on 12 October 1940 off Rockall in position 57°58'N, 16°32'W also by German U-boat U-48.


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