HMS Salvia



DescriptionOn 24 December 1941, after rescuing survivors from the sinking of the British prison ship Shuntien, the Royal Navy corvette was torpedoed and sunk by U-568 in the Mediterranean off Egypt. One of four torpedoes hit Salvia breaking her in two and spilling her heavy black bunker oil, which caught fire. Her stern section rapidly sank followed by her bow section a few minutes later. There were no survivors from the 106 crew or the unknown number of survivors from Shuntien.
Year1941
Nationaliy of ShipGreat Britain
Lives Lost156
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Salvia_(K97)