Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Salviking

British Salvage vessel

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NameHMS Salviking
Type:Salvage vessel (King Salvor)
Tonnage1,440 tons
Completed1943 - William Simons & Co Ltd, Renfrew 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack14 Feb 1944Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-168 (Helmuth Pich)
Position3° 30'N, 76° 30'E - Grid LC 9519
Complement55 (27 dead and 28 survivors).
RouteColombo - Addu Atoll 
Notes on event

On 14 Feb 1944 the HMS Salviking was hit by three torpedoes from U-168 of which one was a dud and sank southwest of Ceylon.

On boardWe have details of 18 people who were on board

Location of attack on HMS Salviking.

ship sunk.

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